As Joni Mitchell famously sang, the seasons go round and round and the painted ponies go up and down, we’re captive on the carousel of time. Ever poignant, it was especially so for me this week as we travelled to New York to celebrate the life of my grandfather, which ended last week after his 89 years on earth. This is the third funeral of a close relative that my children and husband and I have attended in 15 months. It feels like I just keep buying navy blazers in the next size up as the seasons go round and round, and we share the stories and memories and laughs and tears with those closest to us at our times of loss. And then we wake up and pack the bags and hang the little navy blazers back on the hangers and head home because the seasons go round and round.
My grandfather was a real gem; in my family, he was the the last of his generation. For years we’ve teased that my parents were in the ultimate sandwich generation – helping me with my growing brood, and taking care of their elderly parents at the same time. Now, those elders are gone and my kids are growing and when I look ahead, I see that it’s almost my turn to start caring for the generation that came before me at the same time I’m encouraging the generation behind me to grow and learn. It’s hitting me harder that I thought it would. Don’t get me wrong, my parents are young and healthy, still in their sixties and avid travelers, entertainers, soccer sideline cheerers, gymnastics carpoolers and babysitters. But it looms. The painted ponies go up and down.
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The Buzz has been a big part of my life for the past 9 years. I loved connecting with Buzz readers as we navigated the ever gratifying and challenging journey of parenthood. But my career path is shifting and my children are growing and my time at The Buzz has come to an end. I will miss all of you, and I am so appreciative that we had this time together. Treasure the journey of parenthood and trust yourself, you do a great job.
xo Dr. Amy … [Read More...]
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