Today is the day--I am officially now over the hill--in fact--I am sliding down the back side of that hill at a pretty good clip!

Here is a picture of my mother as we celebrated her 70th birthday.  I seem to remember thinking she was pretty old.  WELL--that day has now rolled around for me and something tells me my children, grands, and all the "Young Folks" think I am old too.  SIGH--BUT I don't feel old!  In my head, I am living under the delusion I can still do what I could do --well at even 50.  I did not begin running marathons until I was over 50--that ship has sailed for certain!  My hip would go on strike and become a "Pain in my hip" if I tried to take up running again. And the list is LONG for those things I do not dare try to do anymore that I gave no second thought to in my younger years.

Somehow at this ripe old age, I have managed to keep my head above water--MOST of the time!  

I am still putting one foot in front of the other,

still cherishing my sweet family,

still seeking adventure,

still cherishing my old friends and seeking new ones,

still seeking to be the hands and feet of Jesus by serving others,

and still seeking Him and His will for me in all ways.

I am older--but thankfully wiser.  Life has been good--and when it was difficult--He has sustained me.  

Time is growing short--but I am resting in the hope of more-

More friends
More family
More adventures
More service
and especially a deeper understanding of More of Him.

SO Happy Birthday to me!  Thankful and blessed to have made it to the point mentioned in The Word.  From now on ALL is Lagniappe and I plan to live the lagniappe to the fullest.   Thankful for a Good God who loves me beyond my wildest dreams and has not finished with me yet!  Thankful for everyone who has been a part in my life and made me who I am today.

AND remember--Old Age is a great excuse for saying just what you are thinking! (As if I have ever had any difficulty with doing that!)

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away,
 our inner self is being renewed day by day.
II Corinthians 4:16


  1. Happy Birthday! 70 is just a number! From all indications: adventures, community service, commitment to family,DIY projects, and the list goes on... including being a witness for the Lord. You have lived life to its fullest, and I don't doubt that you will continue to do so. Enjoy the day to its fullest.

  2. Thank you, looking forward to a fabulous day!

  3. No WAY! I thought you were in your 50s, friend! You're just messin' with us, right?

    Happy, happy ...


  4. What a wonderful way to describe it!!! Happy, Happy Birthday! So glad I finally got to meet you after our dear friend, Debbie, talked about you so often.

    1. AH, I LOVE IT when Unknown gives me a clue who they are! LOL!

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Loralu! Hope you have big fun in the Big Apple. (Always remember "over the hill" is better than "under the hill.")

  6. You do not look 70, Lulu...and I will keep saying it...HAPPY BIRTHDAY friend. smiles

  7. No way you are 70!!! You look marvelous, Lulu, and your attitude is so positive about everything, even getting older. Happy Birthday and blessings to you!

  8. Thank you, Martha. It is just a number--THOUGH A BIG ONE!!


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