66 and holding…

A couple of weeks ago, I turned 66. Honestly, I never thought I would see this age. My mother was in her early 40’s when she passed away and I always thought that the best part of life would happen before that age.

So, when it appeared that I was going to outlive her, I thought that aging should be graceful. Thoughts of elegant women in flowing clothing is how I pictured coming to this age. I figured that somehow I would reach this age and be elegant. HA! I reached this age like I have all the previous ones. Rushing headlong, like the proverbial bull in a china shop.

And now, that I am here, I confess that although I creak and crack a bit more, mentally, I still feel and think like I did at 16. Well, truthfully, some thoughts are different. I may have some of grumpy old lady tendencies lurking in the corners, but I am not ready for the rocking chair full time.

I suppose I should take inventory and make goals as to what I will miraculously do this year, but, the older I get the more honest and blatant I get. I dream of doing so much, but the reality is that I get tired. I grow weary and I hesitate. I could say this is part of aging, but, I have been this way for a good forty years! I do know that I am still trying to put my mark in this world. I strive to be everything our Lord created me to be. I know the bulk of my life is behind me as I know I do not have another 60 years left (what a frightening thought!). So, this year I wait to see what happens. Will I write more than the opening of that novel that lays dormant in my mind? Will I teach and minister to women? Will I actually clean out my junk room? It all remains a mystery. So, instead of flowing, graceful clothing, I will once more put on my raggy jeans, stained tee shirt and tennis shoes and live my life just like that bull in a china shop.

Thanks for stopping by, Cathi (DAF)


Published by marycatherinethomas

M. Catherine Thomas is a published writer, speaker and teacher. Mother of two and grandmother..

9 thoughts on “66 and holding…

  1. You are beautiful inside and out no matter what you wear Cathi! You are a Princess of the King and your flowing robes will come later with a mansion in Heaven! These earthly clothes are filthy rags in comparison. God has numbered your days; as you lean into Him more each day in His word and show His love, “your” mark is being made in the ones you touch, speak and listen to. Keep writing; keeping smiling; keep speaking and keep praying. As His children, we all reflect the glory of God, made in His image! Love you!

  2. Cathi, I loved what you wrote…it truly spoke to my heart, and reflected my thoughts. In my heart and mind I want to make a mark, and there are things I would like to do…if this tired and achy body will make it through.

    I love you, friend!

    BTW….I was just thinking of a special friend of mine who is a writer….. praying for her in anticipation of how her writings will blossom this year. Jeremiah 29:11💕

    Sent from my iPad


  3. Not sure you will ever know, this side of heaven, what a blessing you are to so many people. Just keep on keeping on…you’re on the right track for Jesus.

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