For the last couple days, I’ve been spending some real quality time with my 14 year old granddaughter. She and her family will be gone on vacation for a while and it was her idea that we hang together this week. Of course I was delighted.
This is such an important time in both of our lives. I’ve watched her grow from an active little baby with jet black hair (and lots of it.) I’ve watched as her confidence grew during her time of performing on the stage in my little children’s theater group. I’ve seen her strong will, her moods swinging and her independence develop, as she entered this new stage of womanhood called puberty. It just so happens to coincide with her mom’s pending menopausal moments, along with my aging attitude adjustments.
Life is filled with these “moments” as we travel through life as a woman. There are ups and downs and times of dreaming and dreams broken. There are those minutes when it seems you have it all together, and the hours in which you sort through the mess. Maybe one generation can help the other through each of these stages – at least encourage them that it won’t last forever and to enjoy the journey
Being a woman isn’t all bad though. Like the times when your granddaughter calls and asks you to hang with her for a while.