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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Your Dying Spouse 556 - Forever Young

I won't share my age, but those who know me best would describe me as having the soul of a nineteen-year-old rugby hooligan who's happened upon an unattended case of beer.

Now that is the highest of compliments.

But seriously, one of the nice things about dying young is...well, dying young.

I was never cut out for aging. Had no good examples, no positive images of grandparents and the like. None at all.

And even if I lived like Methuselah, I'd never be a 'wise elder' or a sage.

I'd just be the oldest dead due in the cemetery, who never grew up.

Yes, I'll missed something..."grow old with me, the best is yet to be" with my dear wife.She'll have to find someone else with whom to grow old. I hope she does.

That's so hard to write; cancer is taking so much. But I hope she'll go on, and I hope that she'll carry the joy I found with her, and my love for her, in her heart.

Kind of sore about all this, really, but what are you going to do?

Beer's up!

Music from Kenny Chesney, with (what else?) Young.

Thanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback soon.

Friends are everything. I couldn't have done it.

Marley, the canine waif from Afghanistan, whom WE helped save, has a Facebook page! Please drop by to see how happy he is today.

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  1. You seem to be embracing your inner country singer side. I think when we die and go to heaven we are our very best age. I'm going to be 32, thin, gorgeous again, with great hair. YUP.

    1. Susan, remember...we've met. You ARE gorgeous, thin, and you have great hair!

  2. I feel like fear has kept me old all my years. Never was one for deliberate risks. Oh, that didn't stop God. Life itself is a risk, and I have a lot of bruises to prove it. Age won't matter in heaven, I don't think. We will all be perfect....whatever that means!

    1. Mary, you're absolutely right. Age won't matter. As Andrew Greeley said, "We will be young again; we will laugh again."

  3. Sorry to contradict you but, judging by your posts, you're already wise.

    1. Jan, please forgive my late reply...and thank you for this. Barb says that wisdom is shown in the graceful and appreciative acceptance of a compliment, so I'm gonna do just that!

      I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!