Dying Man’s Daily Journal – I am 60, how did all those years go by so fast


Wow, here I am I made it to 60. I am sort of in awe or something. In awe for 2 reasons I suppose, against the odds I am still here and then there is the I AM 60 how did that many years just speed by so quickly.

A thought has been “haunting” me. I can clearly remember back to when all of my medical issues began. One doctor told me I had 2 years if I was lucky. I think I was 52 or 53 at the time and I remember praying, “I am too young to die, please give me at least until I am 60.” Huh, and here I am having been granted that extra time. Somehow, I can’t help but be thinking I should have asked for at least 65.

This past couple of weeks have not been all that encouraging 3 out of 3. Now you would think that after dealing with all of this for the past years I would be expecting/accepting of the doctors words as I hear them. No, each time it seems to rock me a little bit sending my head into a bit of a tail spin. Thankfully I have reached the point where it seems to only take a day or 2 to get my mind back into focus.

Over the years some how my prayers have changed. Gone for desperately pleading for more time to praying that our Heavenly Father take me in his hands and that His will be done in all areas of my life. I mean what better place could I be and what better things could I hope for in my life.

That must sound like I am totally calm and serene and really for the most part I am but I do have MY MOMENTS

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8 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – I am 60, how did all those years go by so fast

  1. Jennie says:

    Happy 60th Birthday Bill! That’s definitely something to celebrate.

    LOL on “I should have asked for at least 65”. The years go by pretty fast don’t they.

  2. Betty says:

    Bill, Wishing you a very Happy 60th Birthday. It is a special day indeed, as you are so special to us. It’s not too late to ask for 65.

  3. Mel says:

    ♫ Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday ♪ to YOU
    Happy Birthday…..HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!♪
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YouUUUuuUUUuuu♫

    (loud and offkey of course!)

    Happiest of Birthdays to you, sir.
    I’d love to tell you that I’m out there fulfilling the birthday prezzie as you have asked for several years…..I am not. I’m home, nursing my wounded pride and my broken leg.
    Matters not. I’ve had opportunities to extend that ‘random act of kindness’ prior to the ‘wipe out’…and just being able to think about those small acts of kindness brings joy to my heart.
    Makes my heart desire more.
    I think that’s a powerful gift to hand off to people on your birthday, especially when the ‘norm’ is to be the recipient of the gift.
    So thank you, sir.
    And since I’m not able to personally ‘get up and out’ and deliver–I’m thinking I can do a good deed right from where I sit!
    Maybe have a pizza delivered? Now all I need is a victim! LOL

    Happy Birthday sir!
    And if the Big Guy wants to do 65–I won’t be complaining! 😉

    Much love to you and yours…..always!

  4. Dorothy says:

    I didn’t know it was your Birthday,,,Oh Happy,Happy Birthday to you my friend,,,My Jim’s Birthday is on the 16th…ya’ know ?The nicest people i know are born in dec. :))

  5. Cat says:

    Congratulations on reaching this milestone, Bill! I don’t think it’s too late to ask to make it to 65 and beyond! I know I’ll be asking on your behalf. 🙂

  6. Happy birthday! Milestones can be tricky slippery things – but they are just marks written in your mind, nothing else.

  7. Dolores Meyer says:

    Happy Birthdday! Many, many more.
    From my lips to God’s ears.
    Dolores

  8. Happy Birthday Bill! I just want you to know what an inspiration you have been to me. I love reading your blog and I am deeply blessed by you. I will continue to pray for you and God’s will in your life. May The Lord bless you and may you continue to bless others for years to come.

    Much love to you and your family
    From me and mine.
    Dana

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