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One year to 60


When I wake up tomorrow, I will be 59. I can’t believe I’ve arrived here so quickly. One day I went to bed 35 years old and now I am staring down 60. I am grateful for another birthday because growing old isn’t a privilege everyone gets.

It would be nice if the days and years would slow down. I’d like the time to dream again and figure out what I want in my future. In less than a year I’ll have one daughter on the West Coast and one daughter with her family living back East. Due to financial reasons I will be staying behind in central Texas. I pray I’ll be able to afford to take the time off to see those I love so much. My heart breaks at the thought of living here alone.

It is impossible to know how much devastation divorce can cause until it happens to you. It is time to start finding my way again so when 60 does arrive, I’m ready.



I am always learning something new about life. My life is made richer by friends, family, travel, experiences, books and hobbies.

One thought on “One year to 60

  1. Seems to be the way of things these days. Young people moving away to find better opportunities, a better life. For the first ten years after my divorce, my two youngest children were in a out of my home. Then, my daughter and her two girls moved in with me. Now, they are all somewhere else. One lives just 16 miles away, but is busy with his own life….the other three, well, one lives 80 miles away, one lives in Colorado and one lives in Arkansas. So here I was, in my town, living alone and all my children and grandchildren miles…..and miles, away. Then, last year, my sister and I both retired and she sold her home and moved in with me. Now life has changed…again! God still has plans for each of us, no matter our age or situation. God is good.


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