Right now, I am 28.5 years old and in the prime of my life…no wrinkles, no aches or pains, no need for bifocals or hearing aids, no walker or cane, no mid-life crisis, no blood pressure or cholesterol meds…you get the picture. I still have my whole life ahead of me with lots of plans (God willing, of course) for marriage, family, “career,” hobbies.
My life would look a million times different if I had been born in Zimbabwe – for many obvious reasons. One of which is that I would only be expected to live to see my 30th birthday. Women in Zimbabwe have the lowest life expectancy of anyone in the world due to HIV.
My sister, Molly, just turned 30. She has 4 kids, ages 7, 5 1/2, 4, and 1 1/2. Pretty sobering, huh?