OK, maybe you really aren’t into muscle bound firemen or knitting, but you are growing older every day and there should be a purpose for all of it. Every event in our lives has led us to this point. All the struggles, roadblocks and disappointments have brought you here. You might as well make the most of each one of those barriers. We have become weaker physically, but so much stronger in our readiness for heaven. We can hardly wait for this chapter to end, but there are still some opportunities to enjoy the time we have left.
My husband and I have been going through this process of aging since we were fifteen years old. We became friends in high school and still find humor in most everything we do. I truly believe that’s what has kept us going in even the worst of times. We laugh together. We joke with each other. We find humor in the little things of life. I was the first to show signs of aging. Coming from along line of wrinkled women, I began to shrivel up at the age of thirty. The irony of wrinkling I guess. He has always had a young face and even now he looks younger than me. Of course he has a full beard which covers most of his face. His eyes still twinkle like a man of twenty. Especially now since he’s had the cataracts removed.
He used to make me laugh with silly antics, like gearing up with scuba diving equipment to tackle a leaky basement. He’s worn his underwear on his head – not because he didn’t know any better – just to make me laugh. Thank heavens it was always clean. Our laughter has taken on new form these days. For example – we live in a two story old farm house. He still uses the upstairs to sleep. I have difficulty getting up those steps, so I sleep downstairs. He has reverted to coming down the stairs backwards because it’s easier for him. Since he has years of hunting under his belt, he knows how to enter a room quietly and has often scared the bejeebers out of me in the process. Lately, as he comes down the stairs, he’s started to make beeping sounds kind of like a truck going in reverse. The surprise element is no longer there, but at least now we have something else to laugh about. He’s also developed a new way to play croquet. He set course up so that there is a seating arrangement at every hoop. That way you can sit and talk for a while in between shots.
Let me tell you, I’ve done my share of funny things as well, but we’ll save that for another day. My point with this post is to let you know that once you become an aging adult, it doesn’t mean you go into hibernation for the rest of your life. Humor can keep us going indefinitely. At least it’s been the glue that makes life interesting. Even when the highlight of your week is getting your first COVID19 vaccination at the same time – our Friday night date.