There are many milestones in life from first words, first steps, going to school, graduation, first jobs, marriage, children, retirement, grandchildren.....lots and lots of milestones. Today I have reached a MAJOR milestone. I have accomplished the Biblical allotment of my days. Anything after this is gravy.
I asked myself this morning what I have accomplished in seventy years and was forced to admit, "not much". Oh yes, raised a child, did my part by working and paying my own way, painted a few pictures, wrote a few poems, cooked a LOT of meals...but nothing really earth shaking....nothing that really made a difference. Of course, the next question I asked myself was, "What do you want to do with whatever time is left?" Couldn't think of a dang thing.
I feel old. I look old. I can still remember that fresh child who had no fear and tons of energy. She's still in here but she's been somewhat hampered by arthritis. No bike riding for her anymore. No running and jumping. Ah...but inside....she's still a speed demon.