Birthday Milestones

Yesterday was my fifty-first birthday.  It was as quiet day, no fuss and no muss, just the way I wanted it.  Gerry bought me a big comfy manager chair for my office, there were birthday greetings from family and friends, and a special piece of turtle cheesecake after dinner, but all-in-all it was a day just like any other. 

My fiftieth birthday was similar in some ways, but it felt significant in that I was crossing over into a new decade.  There was a bit of apprehension as I considered what being fifty meant. Now that I’ve passed that milestone, I expect that birthdays will be fairly insignificant until I reach the next milestone.

Sixty, you’re thinking?  No, fifty-five.  Why?  Two words: retirement eligible.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Happy Belated Birthday…..I'll be 48 in March….strange #…..I forget how old I am most of the time…usually have to count…okay I was born in 62..and it is what year??? can't be…

  2. Happy Belated Birthday!

  3. Happy Belated Birthday. I do know what you mean about milestones…I'll be 28 this year and all I can think about is that I want my 30's to be the start of the best decades of my life. 😛

  4. Retirement eligible? That sounds great. Those 4 years will fly by! This year I celebrate 52–still feel 20 something. Sometimes I even act that way.;P

  5. Happy Birthday, Linda! Wishing you a year full of happiness:-)

  6. You are still so young! I turn 55 this year and just going back to work! What is retirement???

  7. Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds like a wonderful day:)

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