Older in years and comfortably owning it

Today marks my sixty-sixth year.  It began a little ater midnight with my sweetheart of 48 yrs (married almost 46 of them) telling me sleepily 'Happy Birthday hon'. Phone calls came in, first one was a little after six am  from my oldest son Michael,  he restrained himself from calling me earlier.....but, I would have welcomed his call no matter the hour.  My youngest son Chris and family called and sang Happy Birthday to me and two of my grand daughters called wishing me a happy birthday as well.  Larry wanted to take me to breakfast, but I lazily decided to just enjoy a cup of coffee in the cool of the morning in the back yard.  I'm not ruling out dinner though.

 My middle son Gary and family treated me to an early birthday on Saturday...I totally enjoyed a baseball game with them, but most of all enjoyed their company. 

Its interesting that twenty years ago I wasn't particularly proud of my age and was reluctant to reveal it.  Today is different, while I'm not loving the lines in my face, I proudly own my 66 years. I like to think I'm wiser, educated by life, good and bad.   I have a healthier outlook even if I'm not physically healthier.  I tend to appreciate the small things in life more. I used to dread getting older, but after experiencing it, its not so bad. I'm sure ten years from now I will be looking back longingly and thinking how young  66 actually was.  I seem to have more determination than stamina, which proves to be a difficult combination. My imagination is more fertile, anything is possible in this  faerie  realm I discovered a few years ago.  Age is relative, and I'm truly thankful and happy to be where I am today.

Thanks to all of you who have called and emailed me wishing me well!


Once We Were Faeries


You give your love and friendship unconditionally. You enjoy long, thoughtful conversations rich in philosophy and spirituality. You are very loyal and intuitive.

Find out your color at!