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Help, I’m Falling!

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
Proverbs 31:25

 “Mrs.___, have you fallen lately?” Young people have yet to encounter that question. My husband and I have. We laugh when we share the experience because as a couple we average about three or four falls a year. We fall off ladders, in flower beds, down stairs, and sometimes for no reason. Welcome to the world of seniors.

My friend, Wayne Shay, reminded me of a time many years ago when discussed the fact that one day we would be old. Last week he said, “Jan, that day is here.” How right he is.

It takes bravery to walk the senior pathway. Maybe you are still young. However, you have parents, grandparents and friends beyond sixty-five. In some way we all deal with senior citizens.  Be patient with us. You will be there someday.

I am trying to be brave about my plight. I exercise, get plenty of sleep, and eat too much. Oops! That last one is not a positive is it?

I strive to stay active. I love to read from my E book. Games are a big part of my recreational life. I play bridge and mah-jongg. I also work crossword and sudoku puzzles. I read devotionals and study and memorize scripture. I try to keep up with current events through the paper, TV, and the Internet. Still the clock is ticking.

One of my doctors, Dr. Tem Pas, referred to a problem by saying, “That happens as we collect birthdays.” What a nice way to put it! She may be twenty five.

Well, I have collected seventy- five and plan to add to the collection. That is up to God.

So, if you are a senior, take heart and stay active. Memorize the following scripture. It must be important because we find it in two places in God’s Word. It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. 2 Samuel 22:33 and Psalm 18:32.

Dear Father, Thank You for life. Thank You for walking with me these many years. Thank You for sending your Son, Jesus, to die for my sins. Help me grow old with dignity. Help me draw strength from You, my Father.

Janice Yandell

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