What? I’m not 44?

Happy_birthday_339A few days ago my oldest child celebrated his 44th birthday. I’m struggling with that because I thought I was 44! It amazes me how the body ages even though the mind stays vibrant. I would be thrilled to have the maturity I now possess in a 44 year old body, but I have too many creaks and wrinkles to entertain that idea very long. So, I’m buying myself an “I’m not 44 birthday present.

I saw it on one of those web side bars that you never dare click lest they “get you”. But I clicked and there it was – encouragement to be worn on my wrist for a mere $7.50. The bracelet reads:

; my story isn’t over yet

So let the disparity between my physical and mental state spar. I may not be as sprite or energetic as I once was, but I still have passion and have gained wisdom along the way. The truth is, my life is a semicolon; the second half is yet to be written. My story isn’t over yet – and neither is yours!

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord…. He is like a tree planted along a riverbank…. Its leaves stay green, and it goes right on producing all its luscious fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8 (TLB)

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  1. dhigby
    May 20, 2016 @ 13:33:04

    Good verse, although I like the New Living Translation rendering better:
    “But blessed are those who trust in the LORD….They are like trees planted along a riverbank…. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.”

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  2. thelamb777
    May 20, 2016 @ 18:50:36

    Your story is far from over, Barbara, and I look forward to reading it. The poem I wrote yesterday is titled, “When I Turned 70”. That was two years ago and I still have plenty of stories and plenty of steam!!!

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  3. Janet Higby DeHoog
    May 26, 2016 @ 09:09:18

    There is always and forever a disparity between the brain and the body. But slowly, my brain is catching up with my body. 😀 That’s not good. However, as long as the Lord grants me days, and weeks, and months and years, I will love Him and serve Him in any way I can. Love your posts Barb.

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