Saturday, January 28, 2017

WCA, TTWD And Your Comments

Thank you for your many comments on my post titled Women of a Certain Age and Ttwd. Your responses were great and as promised, I am now addressing the points that I did not include in my post. 

One point mentioned that I did not include was the dear and important friendships made. Right here in blog land, the friendships  began. Readers reached out to the blogger. Emails were exchanged. Friendships were developed and trust was built. Then came the fun meetings, carefully and tentative. Then came all the good times with restaurant times, visits to homes and even vacations in warm and sunny places. Very slowly and with great thoughtfulness, women reach out to meet women with similar interests. Some of us have even included our husbands. The men like one another and the future looks bright. 

The word respect was mentioned. We, women of a certain age, have a renewed respect for the men we married. They like that attention and wear the mantle of their role well. 

And finally, the fun! After almost four years of ttwd, I think the best part was mentioned in one reader's comment. FUN! We are having fun again. We are laughing and the laughing is in the bedroom. We are playing and being frisky, we, women of a certain age. 

What's not to love! Things are so much better now. 



  1. Hi Meredith, very true. I so loved the friendships I have made in Blogland. Who knew I would talk about my friends in Australia, New Zealand, America, Germany to my English friends. I do though and more and more often I find myself blurring the two. I sometimes wish we were all just a bit nearer though.
    Fun is definitely at the top end of our ttwd list too, life is short and you just have to make the most of it.
    love Jan, xx

  2. I agree, the friendships. Always enjoyed the closeness that came with TTWD. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

  3. Meredith I agree the friendships are wonderful. Even if I can't meet you all in person, its great to see you all in blogland, emails and facebook.
    Its definitely about the fun for Bear and I. Plenty of laughter along the way to brighten our days.
    Thank you for sharing this post.
    Hugs Lindy xx

  4. You are right Meredith, this 'certain age' is a very rewarding time. It's the time to live the way we've always wanted to, the time with caring and loving husbands, and the time for cherished friends to share it with. Your last line says it all...'What's not to love! Things are so much better now.' Thank you Meredith, this is a lovely post that reminds me of how lucky I am!

  5. Hi Meredith, I agree, the friendships made here are amazing :)


  6. I enjoyed the fun from the first smack but never envisaged the friendships that would develop, they are a great and unexpected gift.
    Rosie xx

  7. Perfect summation of this wonderful post topic. Just read Cat's post about counting our blessings. TTWD is certainly on that list for many of us.

    Ella says "And they all lived Happily Ever After"

  8. Yes! True all the above! The connection, the reevaluating how we respond to one another. Giving our partners and friends the benefit of trying to do and be our best!

  9. Agree with all of the Above. The friendships we have made have been such a wonderful blessing. I had not even considered that happening or even thought about it when I first visited a chat room. The FUN that came back 10 fold in our relationship. I will always be so grateful for ttwd and the change it brought to a long marriage that needed a Big change. Thank you for your post.

  10. Loved your wrap-up of your earlier post about us older women and ttwd, Meredith! :) Fun sure is a big one, and there is a whole lot of that! I do wish that my energy level was a whole lot more like when I was in my late twenties! LOL!

    The friendships made here are so very special. They are an unexpected and amazingly wonderful benefit of ttwd! Through the miles, these friendships, whether we are have met or not, become so special over time. We can share anything. That feels really good! I adore my friends made, and I really do wish that we could all be closer in proximity! It is especially hard when someone is going through a hard time, and we cannot go knocking on their door to lend a hug. For sure, the friends made here, are treasures! Great post! Many hugs,

    <3 Katie