A friend and I were scheduled to have dinner and watch a movie on Friday. He just sent an email canceling our plans because his grandkids will be in town. Having some grandkids living out of the area myself, I completely understood how having them in town would easily trump a night out with a friend. As I typed an email telling him so, I flashed back to high school days when my buddies and I had an agreement that a hot date had priority over a night out with friends. From looking forward to hot dates to time with grandkids, my how the years have changed my buddy and me.
As I typed that last sentence, I realized that I still also look forward to hot dates. Now, they are all with my Beloved. Maybe four decades haven’t changed me quite as much as I’d thought–and now we also get to be delighted by our grandchildren.
I wouldn’t change this time in my life for anything.