I will turn fifty on October 8th, and after months of reflection on my fifty years on this earth, the only word that sums it all up is blessed. According to Dictionary.com, blessed is defined as blissfully happy and divinely favored. I have not always felt divinely favored, but when I look back on my life with wise eyes, I know that is exactly what I have experienced.
When I was younger, I felt that God did not love me and only sought to punish me. I am the product of an extra-marital affair, so growing up in th