Getting “Old”

I am thankful for the ability to age. I pray I am doing it gracefully. Were it not for the Hope I have for the Hereafter, I’m thinking getting old would beat the goat cheese out of the alternative. Dead has this nasty way of ruining weekend plans.

I’ve actually been looking forward to being an elder, full of years, wisdom and experience…instead of that other stuff folks said I was full of.

So getting older has never been a problem. Feeling older, on the other hand…

That was actually the inspiration for today’s post. Well, not feeling older per se, but the stereotypical “geriatric” focus on health. I have a podiatry appointment today. My doctor will be able to bless my new shoes and check on the progress of the blister I had (now nicely healed up!) And maybe even get in a request for authorization to have my old shoes fixed up a bit.

It helps tremendously that I have such excellent health care through the VA. It’s one of the things I will be missing whenever I finally leave to go teach…



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