It’s September!!! My favorite month, well, I do have a birthday in September which means lots of eating out and celebrating. For some reason, I don’t know why, I always like my birthdays that end in 0 and this year is really a biggie as it hit the big 70. Wow, seventy years old, I can’t imagine I’m really that old, well, not old, but that aged. I not one to be caught up on the number as some people do. I never understood why people get freaked out because they are 30, 40, 50, whatever. Seems like we should be grateful that we keep making this milestones in life.
So, this is how seventy feels, funny, it’s just like I felt when I was 30. Well maybe a few more aches and pains that were not there forty years ago, but hey…I’m still upright and moving. I’m blessed that my health is holding up pretty good. I don’t know who said it, but they were so wise when they said “If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.”
My red hair is now salt and paprika with salt gaining. I like it and don’t plan on trying to color it. In fact, I’m looking forward to my crown of white hair. If I have the genes of my aunts, I should have that nice snowy white hair. Wrinkles, yep, got a few and earned every one of them. Thankfully, most of my wrinkles are from 70 years of smiling so they are happy wrinkles.
I probably should do some deep reflection on my life so far, but actually, I have been pretty busy living a full and action packed life. Well, not very sure about the action packed thing, but there have been some interesting moments over the years. A few I really don’t care to revisit. Maybe it was a bad move getting married at 18, yep, bad move. Getting married the second time was not a bad move even though it didn’t last. We were together eight years and for the most part pretty happy until the end. We more or less out grew each other and needed to move on. The best thing from that marriage is my daughter, wow, what a treat it has been watching her grow up and blossom into the most amazing woman, wife, and mother. Hubby #3 is the winner, truly third time was a charm and we have been super happily married for 34 years and counting.
I’m not going to do a “Birthday Reflections” since I did that a couple of years ago and it still holds up. I know I’m on the downhill slide, but I don’t feel depressed and sad but more like, dang… I gotta finish this or that before I go. Lots more genealogy research to do!!! Oh, and all those books I haven’t read and places to go and things to do…and, and, and, well- you get the idea. In other words, live life to the fullest and enjoy each and every blessing God gives me.
Of course, I have no idea what God’s plan is, but I hope he plans to keep me here a long, long time. I want to make it to at least 2033 so I can celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary with my wonderful Prince Charming of a husband. My aunts lived to be 92, 96, and 101, and my great-grandfather died at the age of 100 in 1865. I’d say my genes are good, but I know I really do need to take good care of myself. Thanks to my daughter, who happens to be a health coach, I’m on the right path to living a more healthy life. Bottom line.. I’ll do my part and the rest is up to God.