discover or perceive (something) after thinking about it or experiencing it: [~ + object + to + verb]to find something to be true.[~ + object + adjective + to + verb]I found it hard to believe that they would betray me.[~ + (that) clause]I found that money can't buy happiness.
It's style of speaking/writing. We anthropomorphize the years. We can do it with times of day too: In the afternoon we visited the amusement park on top of Tibidabo mountain, but the evening found us (or saw us) checking out the tapas bars in the Ramblas.how can the "years of parenting teenagers"