I celebrated my 59th birthday in May. It’s been a fast two months as I meant to write this post on my birthday. Better late than never, right?
This birthday was a bit tough for me. 59 seems so…whats the word? The end of an era? I’m not sure…I just know that I did my best to “Embrace 58” and 59….well….I’m struggling.
Since I was the only one at my pity party, I thought I better straighten myself up and learn to “Embrace 59.” That doesn’t sound as catchy as the 58, but, I couldn’t think of anything else. If you have a catchy phrase for 59, send it on.
Why the pity party, Beverly?
*Thanks for asking; I sort of enjoyed the 50’s. I feel like I made it through:
*Three decades of being a young wife, older wife? and then a mom of two cutie pies.
*Serving in every imaginable area of church life while raising my kids and trying to be the best wife I could possibly be. (I’m still working on it, by the way.)
*Survived a season of homeschooling our kiddos. (loved that season!)
*Served as a Pastor’s wife for almost 20 years.
*Watched God bless my husband and brother as they ventured into business together.
*Dealing with the basic hurts of life and trusting that the joys of life will overcome deep, deep wounds of words and actions from people that only want to destroy.
*Almost 4 decades of walking with my Savior and learning everything I can about the Christian life.
*Loved watching both of our children marry their soulmates.
*Welcomed the birth of 5 grandchildren that are absolutely adorable!
*Figuring out the “empty nest” world….I might have it figured out, not sure.
*Seeking the Lord daily in what a now 59 year old is to do with her life for the next…. ? years.
I have been weeding out my books and donating the ones I’ve read and don’t want to keep anymore and I came across a book that I purchased a few years ago. It’s called, “Fabulous After 50.” (by Shirley W. Mitchell.) I figured I better get it read real quick and so I spent a few hours and finished it. I have to admit, I was inspired, but, I really should have read it when I bought it several years ago. Hello!? But, the good news is, the author wrote another one called “Sensational After 60.” I better get that one read as soon as possible. I only have 10 months left of being 59.
My goal is to life this last year of my 50’s to the fullest. So far, it’s been a productive few months.
*I’ll be sharing more about how I plan to live these next few months of my 50’s in my upcoming posts!
I hope you will follow along with me as I blog about my last year in the 50’s. I do hope it inspires you or causes you to think about things you haven’t thought of before and most of all I do hope that somehow, someway, I can inspire you to… Love Life While Striving to Have a Heart Like His.