Friday, April 29, 2022

I've Survived


This meme didn't originate with me, but the longer I live, the more I laugh about it. Then again, I'm still around, relatively active probably a decade or more after I shouldn't be.

My idea of retirement was to retire at age 65 and be gone by 70. But I've exceeded that, and I have no explanation for it. God apparently decided that I shouldn't become a full-time golfer after stepping away from medicine, so He gave me enough talent to become sort of a writer. Even when the ideas were harder to come by and even harder to turn into novels and novellas, I kept at it.

Our wills are over 20 years old, so I'm in the process of gathering data to update them, which is a task that will bring you up short in a hurry. But it's also good to see where I've been, as well as what the future holds. I've started a couple of novellas, which may or may not be going anywhere, but then again, they may.

My dear, sweet wife (yes, I have been blessed by the love of two wonderful women, which is evidence of God's hand) assures me that the Lord isn't finished with me yet. So I guess I'll keep on writing. 


Priscilla Bettis said...

Yes, doing a will is rather sobering!

Patricia Bradley said...

Just did that last summer. My original will was handwritten...and you're right, it is very sobering. Good to know you're still writing!

Richard Mabry said...

Priscilla, it's sort of sobering, but we wind up tidying loose ends rather than leaving them behind.
Patricia, a holographic will is easier, but this way I've found lots of things that I left out.