Today is my 93rd birthday. I had no idea that I would live so long. No one in my family reached this age, and I can probably attribute my longevity to an assist from modern medicine. I’ve had stints and a bypass and a few medical emergencies of other sorts, but for the most part I have enjoyed, and still enjoy, very good health.
I have so much to be thankful for. I have a grand family, and my childhood was spent in a cocoon of loving care. I had a loving wife who was the light of my life for more than sixty years. We had five beautiful, loving sons, and I have grandchildren and great-grandchildren that I care for deeply. I was also blessed with seven siblings and twenty-four nieces and nephews, all of whom were very dear to me. What more could a person ask for in a lifetime?
I still appreciate life. I love my church friends, and I also have good times at the local senior center where I play pinochle and hob-nob with other seasoned citizens. I’m also an avid reader, and we have an excellent library less than a half-mile from my home. I usually read an hour or so after retiring each evening.
I also like writing on my blog. It’s fun to be able to express my thoughts freely, and I am very pleased that there are a small number of people who seem to enjoy my postings. I’ll keep at it as long as I can.
My very best wishes to each of you.
God bless you.
Praise the Lord, always.