Thursday, January 12, 2012

Some Random Thoughts

Has anyone ever thought about getting old?
But like honestly... do you really know what it's like?
I've said this a few times on here but just in case anyone has forgotten my major, it is Human Development
and this semester I am taking an Adult Aging class.
Sounds pretty boring I bet but it's actually gotten me to think about things that I've never realized before 
(and i've only had 3 classes so far!)

K but really
Have you ever thought about what life might feel like to your grandparents?
They were once like us you know, they were once young and active and could get out and do things.

I know they may seem like they want to be alone and that they like keeping to themselves
but have you ever thought that maybe it's harder for them to even leave their house?
A lot of their loneliness isn't a choice but more a result of life.
A sad thing that happens to them is people start moving away and don't make the effort that can't be made from the other end.
Because of that older people are discriminated against.
They are looked at as boring, grumpy, and quiet.
But I am sure your grandparents would love if you just took the time to sit with them and ask them about their life.
Your grandparents have lived for decades, they have seen so much in their lifetime if you really think about it.
I know they have a loads of interesting things they could tell you.
I'm not meaning to be preachy but I think a lot of people (especially my age) haven't taken the time to really get to know these people who have influenced more of your life than you probably know.

I have been so fortunate to have lived with my grandparents and gotten to know them.
I love that I can just call up my grandma and talk to her about anything, honest to goodness.
I just hope everyone can step out of their shoes for a second and imagine how your grandparents may be feeling in their life right now.
How would you feel if you lived alone?
And imagine how it would feel to them if you took the time to call and see how they're doing, or go over to their house and instead of turning on the t.v. or just eating dinner,
 actually sit down and get to know them.
I can promise it will end up meaning so much to the both of you! 

These are mine, they are so cute! 


  1. Very nice thoughts, Kaylee. My mother does not drive any longer, and she lives in a second story condo. She is on oxygen 24/7 and is 86 years old. My dad passed away over 20 years ago. She has been alone for 20 years. That's a long time. For the past 3 years, I have called her every night (with few exceptions.) Her days are long and many days, she doesn't talk to anyone until I call. I am grateful for her example in my life. She is truly enduring to the end!

  2. Kaylee,

    I was looking at Rachael's blog and I found you following! A very late congratulations on your wedding! Clark looks like an amazing guy, and I'm so glad that you found him! Love your blog and so happy that you've made it.

    Miss you lots