17 God, you have taught me from my youth,
and I still proclaim your wondrous works.
18 Even while I am old and gray,
God, do not abandon me,
while I proclaim your power
to another generation,
your strength to all who are to come. Psalm 71:17 – 18 CSB
Birthdays are normally not a big deal to me. I think that is largely due to the influence of my parents. Their philosophy was that a person is as young as they feel, so birthdays were just another day to them. So, to that end…
Turning 20 was cool.
I looked forward to turning 30 for as long as I can remember.
Turning 40 at the turn of the century was great.
I absolutely celebrated when I turned 50 (just ask my family).
But, for some reason, turning 55 has not been easy.