Aging Is Like Contractions

When my son was born ten years ago, we learned in Lamaze class that you can either fight contractions or work with them. They hurt and the temptation is to fight them but that only makes it worse. Work with them and they will work with you. Surf the wave, so to speak. Of course, all this is academic to me; it was not so for my wife!

Aging is like this, perhaps. I do not want to turn 36 this year, nor 40 in 4 years. I do not look forward to my son growing up and leaving home. But I can fight the milestones, feeling that I have not done enough to prepare. Or I can surf the wave. Plan for it, expect it, work with it.

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