Barbara's Random Thoughts

Monday, March 31, 2008


Some quotes upon the occasion of my birthday.

"At twenty-five, girls begin to talk about being old maids, but secretly resolve that they never will be; at thirty they say nothing about it, but quietly accept the fact, and, if sensible, console themselves by remembering that they have twenty more useful, happy years, in which they may be learning to grow old gracefully."
--Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Look at what's ahead! Twenty more useful, happy years! Growing old gracefully! I am so encouraged. Moving on.

Turning Thirty
Randy Stonehill

I've got a house down by the ocean
the rent is not too high
and I love to watch the ships come in
and hear the seagulls cry
and lately I've been taking stock
of all that I've been through
oh tomorrow is my birthday
feels funny but it's true
I'm turning thirty

now I've got a wife who really loves me
she makes my life so sweet
and a little baby daughter
who plays games around my feet
and my world is very different
from those lazy bachelor years
but if I had the chance to go back
I'd rather stay right here
I'm turning thirty

and I have friends who care about me
they're the best I've ever had
and they always stood behind me
whenever times got bad
and I love to play my music
though the road can be a trial
but every time I walk on stage
it's worth each dusty mile
I'm turning thirty

well, now thirty ain't like fifteen
and it's not like twenty-five
my back's a little stiff
and there're some lines around my eyes
but I've still got my energy
and I've got most of my hair
and I'm not too old to rock 'n roll
and I'm not really scared
of turning thirty

oh, the eighties look like tough times
the world is turning sour
so I'll keep on serving Jesus
and await the final hour
and though I've often failed him
in these thirty rocky years
his mercy brought me this far
and his love has dried my tears
I'm turning thirty
I'll treasure these years
I'm turning thirty, but that's all right
I'll treasure these years

Though the title is fitting, much of the above does not apply to me. I do not have a house down by the ocean. Or a wife. Or a baby daughter. But, the "tomorrow is my birthday" part is true. And the "friends who care about me" part. That's definitely true. And the Jesus part, that too. =)

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| posted by Barbara | 8:40 AM