Happily, I stood up and felt a twinge of pain in my hip.
Some days I get out of bed and my back aches…or my knee hurts.
These minor aches and pains remind me that I’m 40.
And in those moments, I question my sanity over our decision to have another baby.
In my mind I realize that I, personally, am a far better parent today than I would have been if I had had kids in my 20s. I wasn’t even remotely in a place then that would have made me a patient parent.
Now, those aches and pains pass fairly quickly, but will that still be the case when I’m 45 and (hopefully) chasing around a 4-year-old? Or at 50, when I’m running from school drop pick up to soccer practice?
My mind wanders to each of the milestones to come…high school and college graduations, weddings, grandchildren.
I worry that I won’t be young enough to enjoy those things.
But I do know that in this moment, as we are shaping and guiding our little people, I am exactly who they need for me to be.
I’d love to know more about you…how old you are and how you knew that this was the right time to have children!