It’s all in a name…
Posted by Sandra on July 21, 2009
What happened to Geriatric Mama?
Well. A lot.
This was an old screenname from an old time, and I always found it amusing and unique. But it’s time to move on. I can’t yet change the actual root name of my blog, but that will come someday.
Last night, I was laying in bed with my 1 year old and she slowly rolled over, put her arm around my neck as tight as she could, snuggled her head into my cheek, and fell asleep twirling my hair. I was listening to the muffled sounds of the rest of the house – Autumn and Justus playing in his room, Brett’s video games in his space, Daddy downstairs catching up on his NFL shows – and realized I’m really not the person I was a few years ago.
I cried as I said my nightly prayers, thanking God for this little person clutching to my neck and sharing my heartbeat, her breath warm on my face. I thanked God for the three other little miracles going about their business in the rest of the house. I know I’m blessed to have Gary in my life, to take care of us and love us all. We’re healthy, we’re happy, we’re a family.
I decided “Geriatric Mama” was no longer appropriate. I feel younger than I did a decade ago. Althought I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown tenfold. I feel rejuvinated, fresh, full of life because of the life in my home. Vintage, like a fine wine, is a much better term!