My Funny Valentine

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“My Funny Valentine”

You know this day will come. Well…you certainly hope it does. Mr. Virgo didn’t get this far. He died at sixty-two. Mr. FixIt brought my mail home from town yesterday. I was browsing through it when I noticed an envelope from the Department of Health and Human Services. I thought it was just an advertisement but when I opened it…it was my Medicare Card.


I had a rush of feelings. I felt…o-l-d. For about two minutes. What else? Sad…for a minute. I didn’t think sixty-five years would go by so fast. Humbled? Check. Grown up? Yeah, ok. Grateful? Definitely. Relieved? Oh, yes! My insurance costs will go down greatly. It took a few minutes till I worked my way through to the money, but once I got there, I was fine.

What a privilege it is to get to this point in my life. I’m alive and healthy. I know…Mr. Virgo is gone. And the wife of one of my dear classmates has been seriously ill and in the hospital for the last six weeks. Mr. FixIt’s cousin had a massive stroke on Sunday. I have every blessing I could ask for. I have no business feeling bummed because I’m going to be sixty-five this summer.

So, I’ve reached a major landmark in my life…a benchmark, as it were. I’m happy. I’m proud. I’m excited to see what comes next!

What an amazing Valentine, eh?!?! It can’t beat the pink roses, chocolates, and sweet card Mr. FixIt gave me…but it’s a close second! ❤

“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭46:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

12 thoughts on “My Funny Valentine

  1. Does that card come when you get close to 65 or is it tied somehow to when you decide to start drawing your social security? * (asking for a friend… wink, wink)

    1. I’ve been taking Social Security for a couple of years, Debbie. This comes when you get closer to your 65th birthday. I’ve been getting ads from insurance companies for the last couple of months for the supplemental insurances. ❤️

  2. I’m looking forward to my one hundredth birthday !
    In the meantime I’m just taking care of myself so that I will reach a ripe old age and be an example for everyone !

    1. The rules were different when I started mine. At the time, I could take mine then at 65 take my widow’s benefits, which is what I did. Now, if you go in to take your SS, you have to take the largest amount you are entitled to at that moment in time. I put off my widow’s benefits for four years and by taking it when I did, I sacrificed less that $75 per month and I was ok with that. ❤️

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