Last Friday morning I kept our little (almost) 7-month-old grandson while his Mama and big sister went fishing with my hubby. He is such a sweet little boy! Hardly ever cries unless he's sleepy or hungry! He's just beginning to crawl and really enjoy his toys.
After he woke up from a short nap I decided that I would put him in his stroller and take him for a walk. I thought he would enjoy being outside for a while and I knew that I needed to walk. I didn't realize how hard it is though to push a 20-plus pound baby in a stroller through spots of sand! Whew! I tried to stay on hard ground but it was nearly impossible. After about half a mile I had to call it quits!
I got to thinking about Sarah and wondering how she may have felt when she had Isaac at about age 90! My my my! She must have been in a LOT better shape than me! I'm in my middle 50's and evidently pretty out of shape! I can NOT imagine having a baby at 90! (...lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. Therefore Sarah laughed...." Genesis 18: 10b-12a)
For my peers in bloggy land who have had children ...or have adopted children..."late" in life....I salute you! I can not imagine how you are able to meet the demands of motherhood 24/7. I had three children in my 20's.....one in 1977, one in 1978, and one in 1980. It was a huge job to take care of them but I was young and in much better physical shape then. God knew what He was doing when He gave babies to people UNDER 50! ha
There's just something about reaching that 50 year mark that slowed me down. But thank goodness for Grandbabies! They are SO sweet! And so loving! And.....when they go home I rest! ha ha
Yeah, I just can't imagine how Sarah felt!