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On Turning 66

Well, it’s my last few minutes of being 65. In less than half an hour, I will turn 66! I’m wondering what is the last thing I should write in the very few minutes left of my 65th year?

The first thing is that I can’t believe I am this age. Somewhere inside is a 5 year old little girl who was going to be a teacher when she grew up and was going to marry a minister, a 19 year old girl who had never been kissed or been on a date, a 23 year old woman who left her home country for another country which would become her home, a 32 year old woman who got married to a man who became a preacher, a 33 year old woman who became a Mom for the first time, a 40 year old woman who adopted a 13 month old baby boy, a 57 year old woman who lost her husband after 25 years of marriage, and a 65 year old woman with a new life waiting to be 66.

The next thing I want to write is that I know that I don’t face this new year, this new age, all alone, but with the God I love who has cared for me sustained me through all of life, even before I knew enough to love Him. He has walked every step of the way with me, and has even carried me some. He is my hope, my strength, my peace, and I know my future is in His good hands. I trust Him.

Dear readers……
Do you know Him?
Will you trust Him?
Will you walk with Him?

If you will choose Him today, you will embark on the adventure of a lifetime, one you will never regret. I know I don’t regret one minute, one moment, of this journey with Him.

Choose Him.

Choose LIFE….

AJ ❤

9 comments on “On Turning 66

  1. ChrisB
    January 19, 2015

    Happy Birthday Anne, or as we would say in my Buddhist tradition, Happy Continuation day, which is to point to the Buddhist notion that we have never been born and will never die (in a certain way, in this eternal moment, although this is not to deny the obvious). The passing of time as marked by your birthdays, impermanence, and yet, each moment is eternal. And in each moment can be the Kindgom of God. I do not have your faith, I wish I did, but although at present I don’t embrace the literal reading of Christianity, I do still accept much of the wisdom about how to live, as expressed by Jesus ( as I understand it). Don’t know if you have ever read an English Christian Theologian called Don Cuppitt, but I guess I am in the realm of his thinking. Best wishes, Chris

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  2. truxinc
    January 19, 2015

    Amen.. Happy Birthday … I placed 6 candles on the cake. God Bless you too. paul

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  3. guevaragem
    January 19, 2015

    Happy birthday! May this year bring blessings and happiness.

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  4. donteatthecrayons
    January 19, 2015

    It’s amazing to read small snippets of your life. It sounds so exciting when put like that. I’m only 34, and my life doesn’t seem exciting at all. BUT…I wonder if one day I will be able to look back and see the accomplishments for what they are.

    I hope you have the happiest of birthdays. God bless you.

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    • annj49
      January 19, 2015

      Thank you! I’m sure your own story will be just as interesting when you get there 🙂


  5. lauramacky
    January 20, 2015

    Happy Birthday!

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  6. Alaina
    July 31, 2015

    Time keeps on slipping slipping slipping
    Into the future……..

    Hello, Ann. If January 19 was your birthday, you were born 2 days after my 66 year old husband.

    Inside of me there is still a 19 month old waking up in a crib to a 6.9 California earthquake (my first memory)… a 6 year old trying to dig a hole to China, because the teacher said that’s where you would come out if you dug far enough…. an 8 year old trying to follow a Missouri creek to the ocean because another teacher said that’s where all the rivers end up….. a 10 year old rejoicing because I now had 2 digits in my age…… an 18 year old wife with a newborn baby going to vote for the first time……. a 23 year old traveling alone with 2 small children from Houston to London……. a 30 year old mother of 3, worrying because you can’t trust anyone over 30………

    Today I am 30 times 2, plus 2. I have a 2 year old great-grandson…. and I still don’t feel like a real grown up. 😀

    I believe that God our heavenly Father has put eternity in our hearts. “When we’ve been there 10 thousand years, bright shining as the sun, we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise than when we’ve first begun.” ❤

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    • annj49
      July 31, 2015

      We are all on this journey into our eternity.
      Thanks for sharing yours! 🙂 ❤

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