Age is just a number….

right???   That’s what people always say; I hear them say it all the time.  But people also claim to have been abducted by aliens all the time (or at least having seen them)-and I don’t really believe that either.  Age is not just a number…….here’s proof.  Age is being tired, so tired that sometimes you don’t even wat to get out of bed, but you do it because you have to feed kids, earn money, help a friend, etc.  Age is memory-or the lack there of.  For whatever reason you can’t remember-age probably has a little to do with it.  Age is experience-be it good or bad. Age is love-cause I’ve been loved a lot-and given a lot of love.  Age is wisdom (okay, most of the time it is wisdom-some people NEVER learn!).  Age is sickness-arthritis, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer, gout, incontinence, age spots, dentures, asthma, and a host of other age related illnesses and ailments. (And I don’t personally have many of those-but know someone who has, or is going through it).  Age is heartbreak, and pain-emotional and physical. Age is grief-because the older you get -the more loved ones you lose.

But you know what else Age is? It’s life-because if God allows you to live to be another year older-however unworthy one is (and we are all unworthy!), you have LIVED to see another birthday.  And I don’t know about most of you-but I wouldn’t trade it for anything-my age that is.  My soul and spirit are still young.  So don’t bemoan your age, or getting older-thank God for it! Even though you and I don’t deserve it-he gave us the best gift ever!

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~ by Rhonda on May 8, 2009.

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