Five Decades

“Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it’s getting” The White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland

My ears are fine, but my hairs are surely getting white!

Proverbs 16:31

New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)

31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor;
it is attained by a righteous life.

I am super righteous, according to my hairs.

I am 50 years old today. My lands a living, how did that happen? It seems like I was just 6.

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I can still remember being the ages that our children are right now. At 18 I was a high school graduate starting my first full time job. At 21 I was going to cosmetology school and enjoying a full social life, and at 23 I married Honey, definitely an excellent choice!

Isaiah 46:4

4 Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

I just got off skype with Mrs. Schmenkman, who is also celebrating the big 5-0 in a couple of weeks, and we agree that we do not know where the years have gone. It seems like yesterday we were 25 and working at the hair salon where we met. We were young, THIN and cool!

There has been much living in the last 25 years. Joy, heartache, growth, contentment, refinement and peace. Bring on the next 25 years!

I know in my heart that it is just a number and I am looking forward to the next half of my life with great anticipation.

Psalms 71:17-18

17 Since my youth, O God, you have taught me,
and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
18 Even when I am old and gray,
do not forsake me, O God,
till I declare your power to the next generation,
your might to all who are to come.

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18 Comments

  1. caprilis said,

    September 18, 2012 at 6:51 AM

    May the next half of our lives be even better than the first!
    Happy Birthday again my friend!

  2. Joyce said,

    September 18, 2012 at 6:57 AM

    It’s a great day to have a birthday : ) Hope yours is happy!

  3. 3goodkids said,

    September 18, 2012 at 7:08 AM

    have a wonderful birthday!

  4. CapriP said,

    September 18, 2012 at 7:16 AM

    HAPPY, HAPPY DAY CapriK!!

  5. Tam said,

    September 18, 2012 at 7:55 AM

    Happy birthday!!! Now is the time to put that AARP card to work. I will honestly say, you have held up extremely well. I am so glad I accidentally found your “blob”. I talk about you like you are my friend IRL, and I am happy about that.

  6. Kathy said,

    September 18, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    Happy Birthday!

  7. Kayte said,

    September 18, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Happy Birthday!

  8. Wendy said,

    September 18, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Such a wonderful Blob/Blab/Blog today! Such a great attitude on the big 5-0. Where were you when I had that event….oh yea, you were just a youngster of 39!! Happy Birthday my young(punk teller) friend!!

  9. BFG said,

    September 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Happy Birthday K

  10. warrenp94 said,

    September 18, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    My dad always said that 50 isn’t old…

  11. warrenp94 said,

    September 18, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    …if you’re a tree

    Happy birthday!

  12. jammygal said,

    September 18, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Happy Birthday dear friend. My 50’s were my best years and it isn’t old. It is true that time goes by so fast.

  13. deb said,

    September 18, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Happy Birthday CK….plan on celebrating for the rest of the month! But hope today is extra special! Xoxox

  14. caprilis said,

    September 18, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    @ Warren…*SNORT* !!:-)

  15. Honey's Older Sister said,

    September 18, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Happy Birthday! 50 is NOT old. Have a wonderful, wonderful day with the whole year matching. xxoo

  16. Jip the Farm Dog said,

    September 18, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Happy Birthday! My gift is a rare comment on your blob. 🙂

  17. honey said,

    September 18, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    remember what i said about wait till you get to be my age !!!!! well you are finally catching up. love you and 50 more to us.

  18. Robin said,

    September 19, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Yikes! I am always a day late…so sorry I missed your special day. Happy Belated Birthday! And you’re such a young 50…you’ve got this covered..easy!


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