My life at 70
A lot has changed over the years of my life. I just had my 70th birthday party yesterday. The children did a great job putting it together. It was so nice to see everyone together again, because it doesn’t happen too often since the children have gone their separate ways. They say I’m getting older, but I say that I’m just getting wiser. I’m one of the lucky ones, I still have my loving husband, three beautiful successful children, nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. I’m still kicking but a lot has changed since my senior year of college. Back then, I was young, beautiful, thin, with long brown hair, and had the world at my fingertips. I look much different these days. Now that I’m 70, my skin is no longer tight, my hair is no longer thick, long, and brown; and my weight is not like it used to be, but I’m working on it. I walk around the neighborhood for thirty minutes a day, but that’s as long as I can go, because my knees are starting to wear on me. I think that’s from all the years of running around after the kids. It definitely took a toll on my body. I sure do regret getting those tattoos and piercings when I was a teenager, but I was young and foolish back then. I never would have thought I’d grow out of those stages and stop wearing those stylish clothes as I did back in the day. Nowadays, I look for clothes that are comfortable. In fact, my eldest son gave me a lovely broach for my birthday, to match my pretty blue blouse and “old lady” shoes as my grandchildren call it.
I like to think that I’m still as emotionally strong as I was when I was in college. I’m definitely not as wild and crazy for I have to be very careful these days so I don’t hurt myself. The doctors say I’m very vulnerable at my age, but I think they’re all quacks that are just trying to get money out of me. My husband gets mad at me for not taking the doctor’s advice, but with the health care these days, it’s too expensive to see the...
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