I don’t think we ever imagine ourselves at 70. I think we fondly reminisce about our younger years, maybe wish we would have done a few things differently, or had a bit more adventure and worried less. Do we look ahead and wonder what 10 years down the road might look like or dwell on what it will be like when we are 50, 60, 70?
My sister and I had the incredible blessing to spend the weekend in Charleston, South Carolina with my mom on her 70th birthday to reminisce about her life and dream about what is ahead for her. We asked questions and heard answers we never knew were in my mom’s heart. We joked with her about things we remember growing up, and smiled really big at the memories she placed in our hearts. We asked about motherhood, and her love of adventure, and what she hopes is to come. It was rich, and meaningful, and so very rare for us all to be together in this way. We explored this quaint city, shopped local artists, listened to street music, ate amazing food including way too many hush puppies, stayed in an artsy hotel, and relished at being away with just the three of us. What we thought was a gift to her was really a gift to us too!
Happy Birthday Mom! I can’t wait to see what the next decade holds for you!