Sunday, February 28, 2010
I Did It
I finally made a goal and kept it. It was one that I think I made subconciously long before I made it a "for sure" goal. In fact, my siblings made a similar goal and I think it was subconcious too. My Dad passed away when he was 56. A very young age as I see it now. As I got closer to that age I thought it would be nice if I made it passed that. My older brother actually decided to get a good health check-up at 56 and found out he had the early stages of prostate cancer. It was treated and he's been cancer free for 5yrs now. My other older brother had a kidney transplant around the age of 56 and he's doing very well now also. I'm sure my younger siblings will be thinking along the same lines in a few years. So thankfully I've been very healthy this past year up until January when this dang bronchitis decided to attack and then it attacked again this past week. I thought I would be a goner for sure! But lo and behold, antibiotics helped again and I made it to age 57. I plan on making it past that too, but who knows? For now I'm grateful for my health, my family, my friends and all the blessings that I really don't deserve. As for the adversity that must come my way, I'm grateful for those challenges that makes me who I am and help me stretch to be better. I think my birthday wish is for a good year for all...good health, stronger faith in God, and happiness in what ever situation finds us. Happy Birthday to me!