Last weekend my husband and I were on our way to our car to run an errand. As we were walking towards it, a cute little mother and her two sons were out walking by, perhaps returning from the park across rhe street. We stopped and exchanged pleasantries. They were darling little redheads. The oldest, Jack, shared with us that today was his un-birthday. He was 5 1/2. We chatted a bit more, and as we parted, and they began walking up the street, I yelled to him, ” Bye Jack, happy un-birthday!” And as loud as his little voice could yell he blurted out “Bye old lady!” His mother was mortified.
I thought I would die laughing. Especially since just that morning I had tried some new Rodan + Fields Redefine anti-aging cream! 😂
Out of the mouths of babes.
I know I’m aging. But it took Jack to say what I and everyone else knew. I AM an old lady. 😟
Oh how I wish I could turn back time. Start over, knowing what I know now. But I can’t.
What I can do is live the remainder of my life in a manner that is pleasing to the Lord. And accept that I am truly an old lady. I need to embrace it. For its wisdom. Maybe not so much its loss of faculties and gain of wrinkles.
How about you? Do you embrace aging?
Let’s all enjoy our golden years. Make the most of them. And be grateful for the years we have left. We only get one shot at this life. Besides, it sure beats the alternative!
Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not slanderous or slaves to much wine. Titus 2:3-5
Love and laughter.