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HOME: I Don't Fear Aging. In Fact, I See it as a Badge of Honor.



Each grey strand that pops up on my head represents a struggle, a battle won, a lesson learned. My mother has already been through it all, and as I get older, I find myself listening to her more and more. When you're young, you think you know everything, but as you age, you realize the wisdom that comes with experience.


The world becomes more transparent as we grow older, and people become more vulnerable. We start to see that no one is perfect, not even our parents. They begin to lose their superhero status, and we stop fighting the inevitable - becoming just like them. They poured so much into us to prepare us for the world, and now we finally understand and accept it.


Some may not understand why someone would speak to their mother every day, but for those of us who do, we know the comfort and love that comes with it. Home is not just a physical place, but a feeling of safety and belonging. And as we age, we realize that one day, that feeling may no longer be there.


People come and go, they change and move on. But I am not afraid of aging. I want my journey to count, to be filled with purpose and meaning. Every grey strand that grows out of my hair is a reminder of the battles I've fought and the strength I've gained.


Growing up, I never truly understood the importance of speaking to my mother every day. It seemed like a routine, something that was expected of me rather than something I did out of genuine desire. However, as I have grown older, I have come to realize the immense comfort and love that comes with those daily conversations.


Home is not just a physical place, but a feeling of safety and belonging. It is where we can be our true selves, where we are accepted unconditionally, and where we can find solace in times of need. And for many of us, our mothers are the embodiment of that feeling of home. They are the ones who have been there for us since the very beginning, who have nurtured and cared for us, and who continue to offer unwavering support and love.



As we age, we begin to understand that one day, that feeling of home may no longer be there. Our mothers will not always be around to comfort us, to listen to our worries, and to offer their sage advice. Time is fleeting, and we must cherish the moments we have with our loved ones while we still can.


Speaking to my mother every day has become a lifeline for me. It is a way to stay connected, to share the ups and downs of life, and to feel that sense of home no matter where I am. It is a reminder of the bond we share, the love that binds us together, and the importance of family in our lives.


So, to those who may not understand why someone would speak to their mother every day, I say this: cherish the moments you have with your loved ones. Embrace the feeling of home that they provide, and never take for granted the love and support they offer. Life is unpredictable, and we never know when those moments may be taken away from us.


Speaking to my mother every day is not just a routine, but a source of comfort, love, and connection. It is a reminder of the feeling of home that she provides, and a way to stay connected to the most important person in my life. So, I will continue to enjoy going home before it changes, savoring every moment and treasuring the love that surrounds me.


So bring on the wrinkles, the grey hairs, and the aches and pains. I wear them proudly, knowing that each one tells a story of a life well-lived. Aging is not something to fear, but something to embrace. Learning how to embrace home physically and mentally. It is a privilege denied to many, and I intend to make the most of it.

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