State of Mind

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. ~Samuel Ullman

I remember my grandparents coming to visit me in Mexico after Saac was born. My grandmother was holding Saac. She looked at me and said, “Do you feel like a mother yet?”

I looked at her and truthfully said, “No. I don’t feel old enough to be a wife! Aren’t I just 15? ”

She looked at me and laughed and said, “That’s how I feel too! And here I am holding my great grand son, but I’m just 15!”

It was a moment. Granddaughter and grandmother were just two girls of the same mind. Two 15 year-old-girls.

I’ve grown up since then! Okay, maybe not.


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