We recently gathered to honor my mom for her 80th birthday!
Years ago, Mom was babysitting a couple of neighborhood children for the day. The little boy, Curtis, asked her, "How old are you?"
Mom: "How old do you think I am?"
Curtis: "About a million."
At the time, Mom was 28, which shows that you should never ask a child to guess your age. 😉
Mom, of course, is a far cry from Curtis's guess, but it has been a few years since that day when she was 28 years old!
Ryan (who asks good questions) asked Mom what was the best thing about being 80.
"My family," said Mom. "Now that I am 80, there are more people in my family and it just keeps getting better."
Ryan also asked her what were three highlights of her first 80 years.
1) Being saved
2) Her marriage
3) The births of her children
We asked Mom what her favorite trip was. She said that the trip to Israel had to be the first because of the spiritual significance. Her favorite "fun" trip, however, was the trip to England and Scotland with her sisters.
Some family photos . . .
O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come. Psalm 71:17, 18 ESV