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Saturday, December 5, 2009

How Old?

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams."
~ John Barrymore

How Old?

So teach us to number our days,
That we may gain a heart of wisdom.
~ Psalms 90:12 (NKJV)

I rarely mention when it's my birthday. I'll make an exception this year, especially since it falls on a casual Saturday when not so many people stop by here.

I tend to forget how old I am, and figure it by subtracting 1962 from the current year. With a December birthday, the number is a year high most of the year, so I simply say, "I'll be xx this year."

For whatever reason, the subject of my age came up frequently in 2009. I must have spoken of being 47 too many times, because by autumn, I believed I was turning 48.

So for nearly a year I’ve been 46 while mentioning 47 and then 48. When I figured out I'm younger than I thought, a friend suggested that I still have a year of 46 coming to me.

All of which is irrelevant as far as I’m concerned. Eternal life began for me at age 25, when death became inconsequential and aging ceased to matter.

In Jesus Christ, I'll be forever young.

Lord, I thank You for the life You've given me that I might glorify You. To Your grace I'm a debtor forever, wherever and whenever You plant me. Thank You for all my loved ones. Please enable me to bless them with every contact.

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  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I am so excited that I get to be the first commenter to wish it to you.

    47 is young for some people, and you're one of them. :-) Have a wonderful birthday.

  2. And I'm glad to be the 2nd to say "Happy Birthday." Having just turned 50, I can say it's a good thing. And while the older man (or woman) gets older, the inner person gets renewed day by day in Him.

  3. I'll add another comment about age ... I'm still playing football with our youth group. At least I was until 2 weeks ago when I sprained my ankle. But I did make the catch!

  4. ~*hApPy bIrThDaY*~ You are much loved! Enjoy. XOXOX Next time someone asks me how old I am I'll take a cue from you and say I'm eternal. (They'll probably think it's some veiled reference to Twilight. Go figure.) XOXOX

  5. Happy birthday, Anne! May God bless you.

  6. Happy, Happy Birthday my beautiful sis. The angels danced for joy when you were born, today, they dance even more. I love you, enjoy your day.

  7. Happy Birthday Anne! I enjoyed your post from yesterday, too.


  8. Happy and blessed birthday, friend.

  9. Happy Birthday, Anne! I wish you a day of delights and blessing in the year to come. Enjoy! :)

  10. Rosslyn, I'm sitting here just smiling that you're happy to have first post. You must be the same young age as me.

    Warren, you're also enjoying the best of both worlds? Who says youth is wasted on the young? A person need only stay young, playing football and dancing.

    T. Anne, XOxoXOxo backatcha!

    Natasa, your zeal is a blessing to me. I feel your youthful spirit and am energized.

    Denise, I love you, too. Still praying for Vicki.

    Russell, glad to know you're here when I don't see you. And yes, you are a blessing.

    Jaime, I'm happy to call you friend and have your heart on my blog page. :D

    Gwen, the music of your voice was indeed a delight today. :D

  11. 1/5/61 is mine. I've been thinking about 50 for so long I forgot I was 48.
    As a kid it was close enough to Christmas I heard, "Oh, this is also your birthday present."
    Happy Birthday and Very Merry Christmas.

  12. Doug, I never really minded getting extra nice gifts that I was told covered both occasions. I don't usually make particular note of my birthday, and am content to have a nice dinner and let it otherwise slide into the holidays. This year I was looking for an excuse to use that quote and clarify my age, so I'm celebrating this time. ;D

    I'll be looking for you in about 30 days ...


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