I totally agree. I am old and getting older. Getting your first Medicare Card makes you realize the years they are a-passing. Facts are facts. It has nothing to do with age being a state of mind.
When you get our age and have lost so many friends as I have, you realize the days are getting away. This does not depress me as I live each day to do my best to serve Our Lord and Savior. If marriage is in my future - great. If not, it has been a nice ride. Younger people look at life at their present age. They don't have much life experience to compare. I hope I can live many, many, many more years. That is if I am able to still take care of myself.
As I look back on life, I proudly served my country for two years when they called during the Vietnam era, volunteered and continue to volunteer countless thousands of hours to the church and various other charities, been part of the church ministry since my teens, served on various church committees, and through the years enrolled in several hundred hours of Scripture study.
I have made some great friends, married for nearly 17 years which produced two beautiful children. Both have their master's degrees and doing well. My daughter and son-in-law have blessed me with two lovely grandchildren. I love each and every day of life. So, God has more than blessed me. I am not bragging but facts are facts.
I know as time progresses, I may not always remember and will have to ask - who dat? Who knows - one night I may be in a restaurant when a lovely lady comes up and asks if she can buy my dinner? I will say - sho nuff. I will then rise, pull her chair out and request her to park it right here. We will have a great time. Oh, yes - I forgot to mention I love to fantasize.
In the meantime, I will continue to love and laugh each day and realize that some of us are going to have wrinkles that were absent 20 years ago, maybe not as mobile and not a waist size 32 as I was for many years. I continue to grow but that growth is more horizontal instead of vertical.
I feel we create our happiness and we create our unhappiness. First and foremost, I will continue my addiction of loving and serving my Lord and Savior the best way I know how. By doing that, I will remain happy each and every day along with laughing and jostling with the ladies until they say enough is enough.
Those are the facts - unblemished and true.
Enjoy your weekend.