It is my belief that humans are created to be tribal, multiple generations together providing the strengths natural to their ages, from wee small babes to grey-haired elders & all the ages in between.
This posting started out as an invitation to join ME in my continuing quest for deeper richer wilder moments days months years. Writing the title – literally, typing it in – got me thinking about two women: my mother, Katharine Reynolds Lockhart, & my mother-in-law, Marie Nice Murphy. John & I are forever in their debt – they gave us life & showed us how to live it well. We had their examples & those of their compadres, the older friends & family who were part of the fabric of our lives.
Olders – if we are blessed, elders – have as much to give the youngers in their lives as they gain in return. Even ones that drive us up a wall ~or~ we drive whackadoodle.
In our mother’s, John & I were given superb templates for inching upwards – they lived fully, both of them, to their last. Yes, the two of us provided core support , but both of them allowed us to be their apprentices in living from an inner core that remained unshakable, unflappable.
Mom, Mom M – – just taking a moment to shoot off my annual thanks for giving us a preview of these “senior” years. The light of your lives continue to shine on us. Would more people as blessed as John & I, seeing a generation up. Your example of aging well gave us the wondrous gift of “the best is yet to be.”