Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Growing Older...

Yesterday I went grocery shopping for my mother. When I was finished I stood by the door and waited for her to pick me up. An older man pulled into the handicapped parking space and walked into the store. He sat down in one of those motorized shopping carts and took it out the door to the side of his car. He opened the door to his car, helped his wife be seated and watched her as she drove across the street and into the store. As she was going from the street to the sidewalk the motor stopped and she started going backwards, she cried "Neil" and he said "I'm right behind you" as he pushed her up the slope and she went into the store. Isn't that cute???

Sometimes I think about how I don't want to get old. Like +60 because you just aren't able to do certain things. But, if you really had a loving family - someone who didn't mind going into the store and getting you the motorized shopping cart - I don't think it would be so very bad. I know its not like I'm going to need to start worrying about not being able to walk anytime soon, but I can be happy for plenty of older people I know. Not to say "oh they can't do that anymore" but say, "I can help them do that."

But to more exciting things... today my little sister Jessica lost her two front teeth! Here is a picture in honor of a Jessica growing older! :)



Quote of the post:
"Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age." - Unknown

12 comments:

Jake said...

old people rock it is cool to see them loving each other at old ages, it is so cool.

daniel said...

I agree with Jake. That is a very cool story! hehe Jessica looks kind of dorky lol. But shes still very cute! Nice quote.

bek said...

AW Jessica looks soo cute!

David said...

Congrats to Jessica.

SaraY said...

Cool Jessica! How did she lose them?

daniel said...

Sara, I accoually kicked both of Jessicas teeth out. hehe We were on the trampoline, And she jumped really high when I was doing a flip. I kicked her rly hard. She started beeding! Crying too! I felt really bad!!!

Andrew said...

yeah, so many people just ingnore older people, but they appreciate it when you help them so much more then we can imagine
heh, fascinating quote...

Nathan said...

Old people are cool.

LeeAnn said...
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LeeAnn said...

haha "Old people are cool"....nice Nathan.

She looks very grown up!

Heh, getting older is a way of life and one day we will all have to face being the age of +60 (unless death comes before then). Tis a hard thing to think about....but....we will always have strength in the Lord if we hold fast to him, even when our physical strength begins to leave us.

Laura said...

Yea older people are really nice. They really like to tell stories too. Jessica is so cute withought her teeth, but that must have hurt. My dad got his front teeth nocked out when he was in a car accident on christmas eve a long time ago....but they wern't his baby teeth. Have a good day!!
~laura

Charity said...

That was such a good post, Ellie! I was just thinking the other day how it's kind of sad to think about getting old...but I think you're right that as long as you have someone to help you, care for you, and most of all love you, everything would be fine. :-) I love the quote!

Jessica is soooo cute! I remember losing my two front teeth...hehe we already had this discussion. :-)