Friday, February 27, 2015
The Half Century Mark
Today is my birthday. I am....50 years old. A half century as my sister said. Har-dee-har-har. Fifty years. That sounds like a long time. But you know what?? It really isn't. fifty is just a number. I feel just like I did at forty and at thirty. I am a very healthy woman, thank the Lord. Other than menopause (gggrrrrr) I have zero complaints. I don't have aches and pains. No arthritis. I don't wear bifocals...yet. I occasionally wear reading glasses but don't really need them. I keep up fine with my grandchildren. I take no prescriptions other than estrogen. I ran out last week and let's just say it is a very good thing that I don't have a conceal and carry licence. Very good. So I am 50. What does that really mean?? I am three more times likely to be struck by lightening than find a husband. How is that for encouragement?? I am way past middle age....as a matter of fact I am on the downhill slide. I pretty much don't answer to anyone so i get to boss myself around. That my friends is a major plus. I have a fantastic relationship with my parents, my daughters, my sister (finally) and my precious friends. My grand babies thing I am terrific. Sure, there are things I wish were different. I never thought I would be divorced. But I am, so I deal with that. I really never thought I would be still working at the same job that I have....but I do and am grateful for it. Fifty. I did get my AARP card in the mail about three weeks ago. Threw that baby straight in the trash. What have I accomplished in fifty years. Without the Lord I haven't accomplished one thing. But with God and His grace and His help and His hands all through my life....quite a bit. Am I famous? Nope. Am I rich?? Nope, again. Am I debt free?? Nope, again. Do I have people that love me? Yep. Do I have friends that I can call 24/7/365??? Oh, you bet. So for a fifty year old gal.....I think I got it pretty good. Now I am off to my daughters house to have dinner with all my kids, grand babies and my parents. I honestly could not even ask for anything else in this world. Fifty is looking good on me!