As I have mentioned in previous posts, getting older can suck. Not only do we develop aches and pains that were non-existent before but we have more daily issues to deal with, more financial hurdles, dealing with health issues either for ourselves or for our friends or family members.
I remember last year asking Chad the question on if we were at that stage in our life where we would be attending more memorial services then weddings. Granted it could be that as we get older the age range of our friends change and we will have friends that are older. Regardless though....I think we have reached that pinnacle point in our life. The top of the roller coaster...and quite honestly I don't want to start the descend.
We have a dear friend of ours that has been fighting cancer. She was diagnosed back in April (April 1st I believe...Oh how I wish it was some person's sick idea of an April Fool's joke...). It just pains me to see her and her family struggling through all of this. I mean it's not even happening to me, yet, I am like "Why?? Why her?" Not that I would wish this on anyone (though honestly I can think of a few people that might deserve it!) but why this sweet, funny, amazing lady??
It makes me angry, then sad, then angry again, then guilty because I am healthy. Here we go! Climbing, climbing, climbing and............Sssssssssssssqueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllll!
I hate roller coasters! Give me the simple carousel any day. I will just sit on my horsey (or in some cases, a horse size cat?? Seriously what were the carousel people smoking that day?)) and go around and around in circles. Slow and simple....
It is so funny how as kids we want to be adults. I laugh at Shelby and just shake my head. Oh sweet child, just enjoy your childhood. Adulthood will be here quicker than you will know it and you will be going "Wait, stop. Let me off this ride!"
However, here is a quote I found that sums it up pretty well.
Life is a roller coaster; you can either scream every time you hit a bump or you can throw your hands up in the air and enjoy!