I am getting older. I know that we all are aging every day after our birth; that the only alternative is death; but after a certain age I don't like it anymore. I moved up a year the end of last month. My mom has her birthday tomorrow. While I know that aging is unavoidable certain ages are more desirable than others. People look forward to 18, and then 21; 29 and 39 people always assume you are lying when you say your age. Some ages are more mile stones than others. Two years ago I turned 43 and my mom turned 86. So for me this was a time of evaluation. I don’t think I could have dealt with a new born then and a toddler now. Her history gives me a window into the future. Ages when you expected to achieve a goal or reaching the age when a loved one died can be mile stones. I plan that 45 is going to be a renewal, a new beginning. I hope I can help 88 be a good year for my mom. As we all head toward that 100 year marker; what are some of the milestones in your life?