Time has a way of moving quickly and catching us unaware of the passing years. It seems just like yesterday that my husband, the FORE FATHER, and our young son were playing golf together. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then. Now, fast forward 40 years later and I witness my son with his little 9-year old playing golf. Yesterday, Bryson took his first golf lesson. His Daddy told the instructor “Just think, someday you’ll be able to say when Bryson is a Pro Player, that you were the first one to teach him.” Gotta’ love my boy’s optimism and great expectations.
Speaking in golfing terms, it’s a “reality check” for me. It’s the “back nine” of my life and it has really caught me by surprise. How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go?
I remember well -- seeing older people through the years and thinking that those “old folks” (perhaps, in their young fifties) were years away from me and I couldn’t fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.
The Back Nine But, here it is...many of my friends are retired and getting gray (or, like me – hide it with “only my hairdresser knows for sure”). I’ve entered this new season of my life that though I’m on the “back nine”, this I know, that when it's over on this earth...it's over. A new adventure will begin! In the meantime, I’m in it to win it. I’m not giving up, until I’m taken up. Life is an adventure on this side!
If you're not on the “back nine” yet...let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. Whatever you would like to accomplish in your life, please get going with it asap! Don't put things off too long! Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether you’re on the “back nine” or not! Live life with no regrets. Live for today and say all the things that you want your friends and loved ones to remember...and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!
TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN, YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE, SO ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS.