Good News: The Big Birthday Happened

Last week, I blogged about my birthday party. Although my party was last Saturday, my actual birthday was this past week on the Tuesday.

It is funny to note that I stressed out to turn 25 and 40 but not so much 50. I’m not having any major mid-life crisis.

Five years ago, I was not sure that I was going to make it to my 45th birthday. I was very sick, having sarcoidosis, although I didn’t know it at the time. I did think I was dying and I was pretty confident that I wouldn’t make it to my 50th birthday.

And yet here I am.

I’m thankful for all of the things I have experienced. I have accomplished far more than I had ever expected, things that were not even on my radar when I was 25.

On the health front, I’m doing far better than I was five years ago. I still have sarcoidosis and it still affects me some. But my health is good enough that I’m trying to rejoin the army reserves.

Five years ago, not only was my health a mess, every other area of my life was up in the air. Now, things have settled in a good way. I am working at a church that I love. I have an amazing family. Things are going well and this my Good News.

Why do I blog about Good News?

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