Getting There

Have you ever wondered what it means to be ‘getting there’? That mysterious place in time? Last night a few of us from high school got together to catch up on some birthdays we missed – a quarterly celebration. I soon realized in few years we are all going to be sixty! That was a frightening number for me. I laughed nervously, but as I drove home last night I almost got depressed. I took a minute and laughed at myself – we’re going to be OK! I remembered the first birthday I celebrated in the US – bright-eyed and bushy -tailed. I hung out with my dad and some coworkers- seems like a lifetime ago. I survived and thrived for the next 3 decades and here I am- still bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and a lot wiser.

‘First Birthday in the US’

As we chatted and enjoyed each other’s company, it was good to know we were all ‘getting there’ together. We met when were about 11 or 12 years old, now we are all 50+. We made it thus far and it’s comforting to know we have special friends and loved ones to journey with.

‘We met as kids. Today we do birthdays together.’

So, as we age, we experience unwelcomed changes in our bodies – we choose to do this gracefully and with much laughter. Some of us battle the bulges, gray hairs, no hair, dry skin, and shifts in desires. We find ourselves having to write things down. Yesterday I forgot the groceries in the car for about 6 hours! We take it in strides and thank God for helping us out when memory fails. We laugh at ourselves and move on. Getting there, we now learn to extend extra grace to ourselves first.

“Getting there together!’

We now choose who we want to spend our time with and that’s okay. Maybe like me, you have less patience or tolerance for toxic and negative environments. Life is hard as is – I’m intentional about not giving people space to make mine harder. Some we have to love from afar. Some we give that much and no more. Don’t worry – Jesus loves them! Sometimes people come into our lives for a season and a reason. Discern carefully and wisely. Wherever you are on your journey, whatever life goals you are currently pursuing – get there with someone! It’s so much more rewarding and fulfilling. I’d like to think that’s why God gave us each other.

A friend loves at all times,
And a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 17:17

***Thanks for reading – Don’t get there alone.

Published by Restored Heart

An educator, author, a mom, friend, and a girl who loves that Her heavenly Father loves doing life with her. Passionate about introducing others to the Christ who heals hearts among other things....

9 thoughts on “Getting There

  1. God brought all together when we were kids, young and innocent. Here we are mature adults and we still have a lot to talk about, to laugh about, we still enjoy each other’s company. We have reconnected after all these years, we now realize these were the people who help to make us the adults we now are. Thanks guys, love you all

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    1. It’s amazing indeed. About 30 of us got together this summer past from all over North America and the Caribbean – we had a blast. We’re doing it again this summer on a much larger scale and we’re all staying at the same resort. We all met at 11 or 12 years old. Some of us much earlier in elementary school. 😁💕✨

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