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That's The Truth

Everyday I need to stay strong..physically, mentally and emotionally. I didn't know it would be like that when I was younger. We believe life will mello out during mid-age and after. It doesn't. More to challenge our every muscle and emotional courage.Not everyone gets that but when you are there it is a reality to earnestly deal with.
wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2012

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Reading your story reminded me of my beloved grandmother who died@96 years of age. I never heard her complain, & she never sat down. When she was in her 90's, she finally started to slow down. Concerned, I would ask her how she was feeling. She would say to me,"it's a terrible thing to grow old. My mind tells me yes,but my body tells me no". My grandmother was never one to complain,so her those words really struck a chord for me. 2 weeks before she died, she was weak& bedridden. That was the first time I had seen her confined to her bed. I am grateful she died in her sleep.

That was a nice memory of your Grandmother.She must have been fabulous. I think discomfort sets in by degree.Gradualy we know we're changing and can't be as strong as we once were.It feels sad knowing the truth about ourself..we're going down hill..oh my gosh. She was right to do what she could and have pride in her independent nature. Well done!

She was remarkable in every way. 20 years later, I still miss her & think of her daily.