On May 14, 2018 I turned 60. What does that mean, to turn 60? How do I feel about being 60? To tell you the truth, I never dreamed I would see 60. I thought by this time we would all be in heaven. When I was a little girl I thought 30 was old. I remember when my mother turned 35. I cried because I thought she would die soon because she was old.
So now, how do I feel? I am 60! I feel grateful that God saw something in me that was worth preserving my life to see 60.
Each morning now when I wake up, I thank Him for another day. And I don’t feel old! I feel alive and so very grateful. For the first time in a long time, I feel comfortable in my skin. I am young enough to play with my seven grandchildren, cool enough to hang out with my 3 adult children and sexy enough for my husband.
You may ask how I spent my 60th birthday. There was no fanfare, no huge party, just a 5 day get away with my amazing husband who planned the whole trip. We explored Branson, Missouri with romantic walks in the park, evenings at musical theater, lovely dinners, antique shopping and just fun, relaxing time together. I wouldn't have had it any other way.
Through the many trials that I have endured these years, I have matured, learned and grown so much. Not just in my everyday living but in my spiritual walk with Christ. I have learned what to worry about and what not to worry about. The most important lesson I have learned is that during the rough times God was holding me the entire time.
What does 60 mean for me? From here out it’s smooth sailing ;)
Here is a funny poem adapted for me from Ms M J Hill about turning 60. Enjoy!
I'm Not Really 60 (adapted)
That's not my age; it's just not true.
My heart is young; the time just flew.
I'm staring at this older face,
And someone else is in my place!
My body's not in disrepair.
I've not much grey in my brown hair.
I sometimes feel a little tired
But exercise when I'm inspired.
This old age thing is not for me.
Concessions given, prescriptions free.
I'll just pretend I'm in my prime.
To age too fast would be a crime.
I'm just not 60 in my head.
It's still so long till I am dead,
So please don't see me in that way.
I'm staying young, if that's OK!