Kayla is doing a project at school. She could use a little help from all of you…Here is Kayla to explain.
What it basically boils down to is that kids think nothing happens in our lives after we are 30, have the house, and start and having kids. I’m hoping that many of you might leave a comment in the comment section letting kids know that life does continue to have milestones and events all along the way as we get older.
Here is my list…
I was a stay-at-home mom. This gave me lots of time to volunteer on church boards and be active in the community.
We had five kids that kept me very busy.
We moved from Minnesota to Iowa. We lived in four different houses in Iowa.
My mom died when I was 24.
When our youngest went to kindergarten I opened an in-home childcare.
I went back to college at 37 for early childhood education.
I became a public speaker and spoke at Early Childhood Education continuing education conferences.
My dad died when I was 42.
I, with Kayla’s help, created a recognized Early Learning Printables website, Making Learning Fun.
I, with Kayla’s help, started a successful blog, Jo’s Country Junction
I had a hysterectomy.
I, with my husband, remodeled two foreclosure homes
I am a nationally published quilt designer
At 50 I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer
I had foot surgery.
I became a grandma for the first time.
At 53 I lost my husband to lung cancer. I had to learn life all over again.
At 56 my cancer has returned. I’m currently in the process of treating it.
I continue to do childcare in my home and try to make an impact in the lives of the kids I care for.
Add in there the marriages of four of my kids. The birth of nine grandkids and all that entails. By far, my kids and grandkids are the highlight of my achievements.
I used to think that people were crazy saying when they got older, they got busier. It is TOTALLY true. I know of very few people who say otherwise.
Along the way, my life has been sprinkled with fun encounters. No, they aren’t always big things like getting my driver’s license, but seeing Elton John in concert was really cool. Meeting new people has been so fun.
I believe life gets MUCH better along the way. I’ve become more and more comfortable with myself and care less and less about what others think of me.
I highly recommend growing old.
It’s your turn. Please share some of the highlights in your life so Kayla’s high school kids can see that aging is actually a fun thing!! Let’s let them know that there are still many things to look forward to after you pass your 30th birthday.
(I can’t wait to read the comments. It will be so fun getting to know you all more)