Tag Archives: Growing old

The Reality of Our Retirement

(I may have misnamed this post; but it’s one of those “rants” which shows that into every marriage–even the good and enduring ones–comes challenges, even when all seems to be smooth sailing.  The “day after” lessons are in green). It’s … Continue reading

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New Chapters

What are the chapters of our lives? For some it might look like childhood (0-12), teen (13-18), young adult (19-34?), middle aged (35-50?), and retired.  Of course each of these can be further subdivided and age ranges are average and … Continue reading

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Over 55– No more “Sexy?”

I’m packing for our upcoming 25th anniversary cruise.  And a sobering truth is sinking in. I’m 59, and I don’t get to be sexy anymore.  Waaaa. Dang, that sounds so sad, doesn’t it? I’m ashamed to admit that so much … Continue reading

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Lead me with Strong Hands

Did God place this man over me as my protector-leader, and I his partner-helpmeet? Is there ever going to be a dominant husband in my life, or is this just a cruel fiction? There are times in a marriage when … Continue reading

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How to Stay Young: Beauty is Fleeting

  Spoiler alert: I don’t have the secret to staying young.  No magical elixir; no fountain of youth; no miracle wrinkle cream. But I’m learning it’s a mindset and a decision we make, regardless of what society’s definition might be. … Continue reading

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