aubree wedding

As time goes by, our bodies move slower; our minds need to take a while to digest things; our friends are dying or becoming disabled;  the world around us seems to be taking on a totally different bend and we wonder what ever happened to the good old days.

When you’re married to your high school sweetheart, you’ve pretty much grown up together.  You’ve melded into one without even realizing it. You finish each other’s sentences.  You anticipate each other’s needs.  You get annoyed with each other from time to time. You muddle through and accept things you may not have with anyone else.

When you go to purchase a bottle of fine wine, you probably look at the age of that beverage in hopes of buying something extra special.  The same applies to cheese.  The older the better.  There are a few other things in this world that take on prestige as they age, but that often doesn’t apply to human beings – especially in a society that has lost all reverence for the elderly, or simply are unable to cope with seeing parents growing older.

Many folks my age are living full and active lives.  Many have decided to wait for God to carry them home and have given up.  Some have already lost their spouses and are trying to move on.  This stage of life is one filled with much struggle, depression, anxiety, hopelessness, feeling useless and longing for heaven.

Age can either perfect you or cause you to rot and decay.  I prefer to be part of the group that seeks perfection.  The best place to find that is in your relationships with friends and family – with associates – with those who make your life richer – those who make you laugh – those who accept you as you are.  Look for the best in these individuals and they will bring out the best in you.   If you can’t find it in worldly friends, there’s One who loves you unconditionally – even with all your flaws, wrinkles and crumbling body.  God places each of us in high esteem and has prepared a mansion for us after we depart this rotting veil of tears.

Life doesn’t have to be a barrel filled with angst and thoughts of death.  It should be rich right up until your last breath.  When you’re blessed to have someone to share life with, you possess a barrel of joy which will keep you going to the end – which is really just the beginning.


As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. what a cute couple 🙂

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  2. You two are a handsome/beautiful pair! And I love your perspective! Bravo!

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  3. Wally Fry says:

    What a pair you are!

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  4. Citizen Tom says:

    Good attitude! Having a good attitude is also the best thing we can do for each other.

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  5. GodGirl says:

    That’s beautiful. So true!!

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