BLUE HAIRED WOMAN

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There are things that happen when you age that I never expected.  Your memory fades.  You can leave a room on a mission to do something, but forget it completely when you arrive at your destination.

Your body sags in places that always did sag, but now it’s more noticeable.  The lines in your face are now look like a piece of petrified wood.  Your skin becomes loose and seems to expose every underlying imperfection.  Your speech is sometimes slurred.

Your hair is thinning and dull.  Your eyes form cataracts or you become victim to loss of sight completely. Your hearing also fails.  On top of all that, you can’t begin to do the things you did twenty years ago.

In other words, growing old is not for the faint of heart. 

It takes a lot of courage to walk into your golden years.  Often your source of income is meager, you may still have to remain employed and you’ve collected a lifetime of stuff – things that have meaning to you, but no one else.  We’ve become our parents.  All the frustration we felt as young adults has now been passed on to our children.

Boy, this is a depressing post!

There is hope, even for us old fogies.  The Bible says this about aging:

Psalms 71:18 – Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto [this] generation, [and] thy power to every one [that] is to come.

Leviticus 19:32 – Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I [am] the LORD.

Proverbs 20:29 – The glory of young men [is] their strength: and the beauty of old men [is] the gray head.

Philippians 3:20-21  For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:  Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

Lord, growing old is not fun, but you give us hope through your Word, that our place in heaven is reserved for us.  Help us all use our final years, digging in your Word so that we are ready when we finally meet you.  Amen!

 

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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6 Responses to BLUE HAIRED WOMAN

  1. Ha! I too have been thinking of blue haired women lately. Did you know the old gals actually set a trend? That blue hair and also lavender and silver is all the rage among the young these days. It’s the height of fashion to be sporting silver hair with a pale wash in it.

    God is good, He understands, and there are some real treasures hidden in getting older. I was speaking to an older woman and we were watching some kids run around in circles and I said, don’t you miss having that much energy? And she said, “No way! Who wants to run around in circles all day going no where?” It made me laugh, but she genuinely appreciated having grown older and thought it was the best season in her life. I’m doing best to try to embrace her attitude.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Very wise old woman! I agree that growing older doesn’t have to be the end of life. It simply gives us more time to be in the word and ready ourselves for heaven. It’s hard to slow down though, when your life has always been busy. Thanks for your comment.

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  2. kaptonok says:

    I had both cataracts removed and fixed lenses put in to replace the wornout unclear old real lenses.
    The operations were done with six weeks seperation so I had at least one eye to see with.
    They corrected my short sight but I had to have reading glasses.
    The amazing thing is they operate while you are awake it takes about thirty minutes.
    The improvement was staggering to say the least.
    ‘ Grow old along with me !
    The best is yet to be,
    The last of life, for which the first
    was made:
    Our times are in His hand
    Who saith ” A whole I planned,
    Youth shows but half; trust God see
    all, nor be afraid!”-

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Oh my goodness – Robert Browning – what a beautiful reminder that we have so much yet to look forward to while here on earth and again in heaven. Thanks for that verse!

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  3. and we do know that the blue is actually a bit of a reaction to the dye that the hair no longer tolerates as well—but it does make things a bit festive 🙂
    creaking and sagging here is to….so says Yoda
    Wooowhoooo Kathy!!!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Ah, my little Yoda, true you are. Though sagging and creaking, trend setters we have become! Aays Jabba the Hutt in Yoda talk.

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