Occasionally, I must take stock of what being old and blessed means. Below is a Facebook post I did seven years ago today. It causes me to be even more grateful for getting older. If you know my story, you know there were forces against me getting to this point, 71 years old. My diagnosis with multiple myeloma (a type of blood cancer) twenty-two years ago, as of March 12, has made getting old a whole lot sweeter.
I remember when I was young, I feared the experience of getting old. Now, I take retrospectives and realize how important experiencing journey really is. A journey of miles, times, and years, provide opportunities for growth and development in ways that are invaluable. Once you have decades of life behind you to review, you are greeted with the wonderful reality that old age is great! The older you get, the more panoramic the view of the life you’ve lived becomes. I’m convinced that God blesses us with old age for many reasons, and it’s more than just to say, I’m old.”
I’m old and blessed…hope you will be too.