I haven't been posting much lately, primarily because the August heat is making both my body and my mind feel very sluggish. I don't tolerate heat and humidity well at all. I sweat a lot, even in the air conditioning, and it really saps my energy. I find that I get very little accomplished during the summer. When the weather cools down in September, I start to feel alive again. This weekend, however, I experienced a few small "shocks to the system" that reminded me that life moves inexorably forward, regardless of whether or not my mind is ready for it.
At the bris of my niece's new son, I looked at my beautiful young sister and realized that she is now a grandmother.
My teenage son revealed to me that he had met his first love over the summer.
I found out that my ex-husband had recently gotten remarried.
I realized that my 12 year old daughter is now taller than my mother is.
I feel like I'm standing still while the world rushes right past me.