And it's winter before we know it....
You know, time has a way of moving 
quickly and catching you unaware 
of the passing years. 


It seems just yesterday that I 
was young, just married and 
embarking on my new life with 
my mate.   And yet in a way, 
it seems like eons ago, and I 
wonder where all the years went.  
I know that I lived them all... 
And I have glimpses of how
it was back then and of all my 
hopes and dreams... 
But, here it is. the winter of 
my life and it catches me by 
How did I get here so fast? 
Where did the years go and 
where did my babies go? 
And where did my youth go? 


I remember well.. 
seeing older people through 
the years and thinking that 
those older people were years 
away from me and that winter 
was so far off that I could not 
fathom it or imagine fully what 
it would be like...  But, here it is...
my friends are retired and really 
getting gray...they move slower 
and I see an older person now. 
Lots are in better shape than me... 
but, I see the great change...  
Not like the ones that I remember 
who were young and vibrant... 
but, like me, their age is 
beginning to show and we are 
now those older folks that we 
used to see and never 
thought we'd be. 


Each day now, I find that just 
getting a shower is a real target 
for the day!  And taking a nap is 
not a treat's mandatory!  
Cause if I don't on my own free will...
I just fall asleep where I sit! 


And so, now I enter into this
new season of my life unprepared 
for all the aches and pains and 
the loss of strength and ability 
to go and do things that I wish 
I had done but never did!! 


But, at least I know, that though 
the winter has come, and I'm not 
sure how long it will last...
this I know, that when it's over...
its over....Yes , I have regrets. 
There are things I wish I hadn't 
done ,,,,,things I should have done, 
but indeed, there are many things 
I'm happy to have done.  
It's all in a lifetime....


So, if you're not in your winter 
yet...let me remind you, that 
it will be here faster than you 
think. So, whatever you would 
like to accomplish in your life 
please do it quickly!  
Don't put things off too long!!


Life goes by quickly.  So, do what 
you can today, as you can never 
be sure whether this is your 
winter or not! 


You have no promise that you will 
see all the seasons of your life...
so, live for good today and 
say all the things that you want 
your loved ones to remember...
and hope that they 
appreciate and love you 
for all the things that you 
have done for them 
in all the years past!!


'Life is a gift to you. 
The way you live your life 
is your gift to those 
who come after.
Make it a fantastic one.' 


With God's help enjoy today cause 
he will be waiting on your arrival in
your appointed winter!!!!!
God's blessings to all the dear friends
that have filled my winters with so 
much happiness and memories.