The other day while relaxing I started reflecting on the almost six decades that I have lived through.From what I remember of my first ten years, life was all very new and exciting.Everything I saw and did was a new learning experience.When I reached ten years of age, I felt like I was a grown up and a very important person.During my second ten years of life, I met many new people. And was able to make more of my own decisions and to interact with many of my newfound friends.
At the age of 20, I was a grown up.At this point, I had been in the military and I was married to the most wonderful girl in the world.Life was bringing me new challenges and new learning experiences all the time.And with it, I was still amazed by the world around me.No question about it, at this point I was finally an adult.
My third decade was amazing.My two wonderful boys were born and my life really changed.I now had a great responsibility, caring for them and I started to think of something I never had thought of before, the future.I was all grown up but still learning. I had now reached my fourth decade.And was even given a party for doing so…WOW.
To say that I was working hard was putting it mildly.If my memory serves me correctly, I spent more time working than being at home.My sons went through college and to say I was proud of them is not enough; I was in heaven.During this time a great new lesson was learned: how to love your family more than yourself.Now I was a full fledged grown man. To my utter astonishment, I woke one day and I was in my fifth decade.Could this possible be?
My sons were married and the family was growing. During this time, I was blessed with four beautiful grandchildren.Being a grandparent is one of the most wonderful experiences that life has to offer.I am still amazed by life and continue to learn every day. I hope to be able to continue my journey into the future and report back my experiences. What I have definitely figured out is that without the wonderful girl I married 39 years ago I would never have gotten this far. I will always love you B.
Mark A. Bowman
President FreeSeniorCitizensSolutions.com By Baby Boomers…For Baby Boomers http://www.freeseniorcitizenssolutions.com/ mark@FreeSCS.com