"When I'm 64!"

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Yes, as of March 25, I am two years beyond the famous tune. 66 years old! In my mind's eye, I still look like I did at 30. Then I walk past a mirror and reality hits me right in the face--LITERALLY! emoticon Who is that old, and yes, overweight, person looking back at me? I no longer have a gall bladder, and both my knees are fakes. I have arthritis, Type 2 diabetes and HBP. My once luxurious hair is thinning out on top and I can no longer kneel, run or jump.

Other side of the coin: I can't believe I'm 66 years old! I have already lived 2 years longer than my mother did. I have 3 wonderful children, 7 fantastic grandchildren, a loving husband, a 'close' sister, a dog and a cat. we own our own home and the cars are paid for. I am so blessed to have the Lord who gave us a wonderful Savior Jesus Christ. The Lord has blessed me with talents also. I have been using my musical talent in the church for my whole life--starting in Junior Choir when I was 8 and continuing thru a music degree and choir director at our church for 44 years. I look back on a wonderful "Beaver Cleaver" childhood and am so grateful for my wonderful parents (Thanks Mom and Dad-I miss you so much).

so, here I am 66 years old! Older, wiser, heavier, and blessed by God and glad to be His child!
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    2121 days ago
    Happy Birthday, and 66 is just a spring chicken, You are so correct, you are truly blessed, I am too, I also remember only good things from my childhood, it was a different world then, but glad we still have one, and some times that is in question.

    It is really strange to look in the mirror and see me, at 71 years old, when I feel like I could not possibly be past 30, and here I have a 26 year old Grandson, it does sneak up on us,
    2121 days ago
  • WILLOW49
    Belated birthday wishes to you, my friend :) You are truly blessed! I look in the mirror and see an old lady looking back, too, but hey, at least we're here. My dad died when he was 5 years older than me. I plan to outlive him!
    2121 days ago
    You truly are blessed! And so wise to realize it!
    Happy Birthday!
    2121 days ago
    Happy belated birthday-- 66 is a very blessed age, and seniors often get discounts, HA!-- Sounds like you have a blessed life indeed! I am a member of the senior discount group; and I have joked that my birthdays are coming at such speed that I think I get two a year!
    I look in the mirror and see too many pounds, but with SPARK, I'm going to "improve that image"...Ha. Have a Happy Healthy Year!
    2121 days ago
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