Monday, May 05, 2008

Modern Day Sarah

Last night I went with my husband to visit some people from China. This woman has two children who are still living in China, and two more children living with her here in America. We asked her how old her two little daughters here are. The oldest is 2 1/2, and the youngest is 4 months old. Then we asked her how old her sons in China are. She said the oldest is 36, and the younger is a few years younger. She showed me pictures of them. Then she told us that she was born in 1945! That means she is over 60! She does look a little older, although she presents herself well, so certainly doesn't look over 60! But what I can't wrap my mind around is that 4 months ago she gave birth to a baby! I've seen both children, I know they are hers, not adopted. I'm 46, and I can't imagine having another baby at my age. The risks involved are too great for me. But she had one at 60! All I can say is, WOW!

10 comments:

Inside Stories said...

All I can say is, "AAaauuggghhh!" and that I hope she lives long enough to raise them.

Looney said...

Don't know if this will change your opinion of this, but all of my older Chinese relatives count their age from when they were conceived, rather than when they exited the womb. Thus, she is really only a 59 year old young lady!

gilbert girl said...

I agree with Inklings... Aaauuggghhh!!!!!!

Looney said...

Um, I think I made a mistake on the age computation ...

Delirious said...

I think I am the one who led you astray Looney. I said she was born in 1945, but then I said she was 60. That's about par for my math skills though. :)

Max said...

Wow!

Hey D,

Ok, I thought this only happened in Africa; but now I see that even the Chinese do the same! Don't you just love it when people prove to be the same in different cultures (despite the existence of some nuances)?

May God bless her for capacity to accept His blessings so gracefully!
Yet I confess one thing: after 42 (tops) I stop having kids! lol

Cheers

Ruth said...

Hi Delirious - you've been tagged!!

Come check it out and see if you want to play along.

Native Minnow said...

I'm 33 and can't imagine having another kid. I think she might be crazy.

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