Two days ago I celebrated my 60th birthday! I didn’t feel old on that day, because I’ve been feeling old for so many years. As soon as my illnesses hit me I started feeling many decades older than I really am.
There have been many times when I walked hunched over or limped because of severe pain. I’m the one in the group who had to sit down after a couple of minutes standing, so that I wouldn’t feel like I would pass out. So many things that I enjoyed doing and took for granted had to be omitted from my life.
So, turning 60 wasn’t a big deal. There were no black balloons or old-age jokes. I was just glad to be alive and hitting this landmark. My husband went out of his way to make it a special day for me with flowers, candy, and a delicious meal.
I’m so thankful that I’ve lived this long and get to enjoy my beautiful family. My kids and grandkids bring me so much joy! Being a year older is a wonderful thing.
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. II Cor. 4:16
Disclaimer: I’m not a medical expert. This post contains my opinions and experiences and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. If you have a medical concern, please consult your personal physician.