Yesterday I turned 62 years old, and DD wrote a very nice post about me. She doesn’t post very often since she went back to work full time, so it’s especially touching to me that she took the time to write it. Thank you, DD.
In regard to this milestone birthday, I really do wonder, “Where did those years go?” It’s so hard to imagine it until you get here, but it is a reallllly short trip from 18 to 62!
For all of you who are young and very, very busy with children and careers, I urge you to find some time to sit down and really think and pray about your life and ask yourself, “When I’M turning 62, where do I want to be? What do I want to have achieved? Most importantly, what do I want my relationships with my family to be like?” And then, use your answers as goals to guide all the decisions you make.
Believe me, this is one of those “do as I say, not as I do” things. I wasn’t very good at setting a course through life, and it made life for me, and my family, sometimes very bumpy. I thank God that Hubby, my “rock,” was there to love me and support me, and sometimes “pull my bacon out of the fire.” I can’t imagine what my life would have been without him.
By the grace of God, my life, and those of my family, have turned out pretty well, but certainly not because of any planning or organization or goal-setting on my part! And I know the “road” would have been smoother if I HAD taken the time to set goals.
So, my suggestion — have some goals to keep you on course and then just savor the good and diminish the bad as much as you can, and ask for God’s help and guidance in all of it.
And, by the way, all things considered, 62 isn’t so bad. (Well, at least not as an age, but I try realllly hard to avoid it as a golf score!)