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From: MissMinx
Date: 04-04-2003, 05:39 AM (1 of 6)
Isn’t wonderful how we change as we mature. I have never known my grand parents, my father died when I was only one and my mother has always been too busy teaching…
So, everything that happens in my life is an absolutely wonderful discovery! I have nothing to compare it with (close up), or to know what to expect, so it is always new. I wonder if anybody else has the same feelings? I do so love the PROCESS of life, I enjoy every minute of it and I do not want to be 18 again. But there are certain periods of my life I would not mind repeating… Does anybody else have their favourite times in life that maybe they would like to freeze for ever? :nc:
User: MissMinx
Member since: 02-14-2003
Total posts: 140
From: MissMinx
Date: 04-19-2003, 08:16 AM (2 of 6)
Hey, it was then… before I learnt about life’s trickery. But – doesn’t anyone has something to say about their life’s progress? It’s one of life’s biggest questions – are you happy where you are or would you do something different if you could/would/maybe change it? I would like to hear your opinion or I would think I am the only one questioning one’s existence.
User: MissMinx
Member since: 02-14-2003
Total posts: 140
From: MaryW
Date: 04-19-2003, 10:10 AM (3 of 6)
I find that now is my best, most satisfying time of my life. I am 53 with the same husband and 3 grown children. My husband and I both finally have time for ourselves and each other. I had 3 kids in 4 yrs. so I was busy for a looooooooooong time. My husband has always been self employed. This means super hard work and long days. Lots of ups and downs.

Now we don't have to work as hard and we have some free time. Not a lot mind you, but enough. We enjoy things we never noticed before. Things like flowers, weather, sunshine not to mention people and places.

I am much more confident in my own skin. I don't get as upset over things as I used to. I am still quick to anger, but that's me. We enjoy our grandkids so much. As Barry says, they make his heart full.

I love where I am today right now! As time goes on, I am sure things will change, but for now, it's the best.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: Dede
Date: 05-05-2003, 08:14 AM (4 of 6)
I don't think there's anything I would change. Everything bad that happened is in the past and everything that was beautiful and fun are great memories.

I enjoy the wisdom I've gained over the years. I'm enjoying life the best I can and know how and do not let little things bother me anymore; it's just not worth it.
User: Dede
Member since: 03-23-2001
Total posts: 469
From: Mom of Six
Date: 05-05-2003, 10:27 PM (5 of 6)
My favorite time in my life was when my children were small and I had final say in where they went & with whom. That was about 10 years ago. then the oldest became a teen ager & my time was not my own. My kids at that age took care of each other & help around the house without complaining!!! It is getting better the oldest 2 are out of the house now & I think I see them & talk to them more than when they were at home. 19 yr old is struggling with her independance (or lack of it over summer break from college). & boys are very well behaved except when they are tired of having little sis around.
I wouldn't give up what I have now though. I love spending time with DGS's and DD(11) lets me know daily how much she loves me. I just miss the times when they were little.
Happiness is having time to sew!!
User: Mom of Six
Member since: 11-03-2001
Total posts: 1115
From: Raine
Date: 05-05-2003, 10:32 PM (6 of 6)
My least favorite time of life was high school. Everyone in high school seems to put people in "little boxes"--you're the smart one, the athletic one, the cute one.

I would have to say my favorite time of life was college; so much freedom. And reality had not set in. I also fell in love with my dh in college, so that was fun.

My kids are 9 and 11; my least favorite time with them was when they were two and three. At times, my dh would walk in the door and I would leave. They required more patience than I had at that time. :bg:

User: Raine
Member since: 04-19-2000
Total posts: 259
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