We grow old, for sure. The age is adding up every second we live. Sometimes we tend to avoid aging, we want to be young at all time – therefore we undergo painful procedures: plastic surgery, tummy tuck, Botox. We just hate aging process!
But this morning, when I saw an episode from Blue Bloods 4 (for the third time), I was touched by what Henry Reagan said to his family. “Sad is to be dying young without seeing their children grow up, or grandchildren to be born, or great-grandkids. Growing old is a gift.”
That was it. He nailed it!
I am sitting next to my sick Grandma in the hospital. My heart is broken and I have to hold my tears from falling down. But I am grateful to have her in my life, that she’s not being taken away from me when she was young. I remember that I used to pinch her hand and watched her old skin slowly wrinkled. We were laughing together everytime I did that. Oh, how I missed that moment!
Get well soon, Ah Ma. God bless you! And we love you.