Monday, March 22, 2010

How Gray Thou Art

I've recently realized that I'm at "that age". You know, the age that seems really old to a seven year old? That age where gray hair grows in quadruples, and plucking them out no longer suffices. Loud music is no longer's just more noise. Frozen pizzas are disgusting. In fact, I believe that the me at this age finds all frozen foods disgusting. Ice cream being the exception...if you considered ice cream food, of course. Staying up past midnight these days could deem itself a dangerous proposition for an old broad like me. Nothing seems to come faster than that 6:00 a.m. alarm blaring through my room...and nothing seems harder than having to drag myself out of bed while it's laughter continues to mock my dragging feet until I am finally able turn it off. MTV seems more like garbage than it does entertainment. Ten years ago, it would have been a top choice. And this just in, folks... I've just become my mother after typing the MTV statement. ha,ha.

In a few months I'll be able to say that I'm in my thirties. No longer just my thirties.

And I like it!

I love the sense of accomplishment that comes with feeding my family a good meal. Waking everyone up each morning to a made up "good morning" tune, after dragging my very own feet out of bed. Spending a good Friday night at the kitchen table playing cards with my husband. Being in the center of a couch "pile-up" with a good book to share out loud. Understanding the importance of good health and maintaining a healthy body and mind. Passing the junk isle on my way to the produce isle. Loving the smell of fabric softener when entering my home. Loving the sound of occasional silence. Relishing in every moment and being so very thankful for them all. Wishing that time would slow down, instead of speeding up just so that the weekend would come back around. Knowing that my mother was absolutely right about everything, my entire life.

Yeah. This age is working for me. I hope that my forties will be just as good, if not better. :0)

Relishing in His goodness...


Parsley said...

Welcome to MY world! I'll be 40 soon. I wish I could meet you and you could come to my party!

Growing gray means gathering wisdom. I want to be that wise old granny lady that OOOZES the Lord and love to people around me.

Cassy said...

Do you mean ice cream ISN'T really food???!!!

You're a wise woman my friend. Except for the ice cream part :)

Love ya!

Rightthinker-Andrea said...

I love your post, and I love what Parsley has said! I'm soon to be 33, and yet God has taken me through so many valleys and up so many mountains in my life, that I look forward to the years to come, like nothing else...well, I look MORE forward to His coming, but if we have to stick around for a get the point!

Thank you for this blessing of a post. It's a beautiful thing to mature in the Lord..not to just get old and fight it every step of the way because of our societal views on aging, but REALLY grow in Him!


Christy said...

Parsley-Tis why I love you and your comments! I wanna be that very same granny...and believe that it would be a blessing to meet you and celebrate right along with you at your next birthday!

Cassy-You never fail at producing a smile or roaring laughter from me. I'm all about ice cream being food, btw. tee hee

Andrea-My precious wise friend. I'm always so thankful for your insightful and loving comments. So glad you are my sister in Christ.

Caroline said...

It's refreshing to see someone embrace their age!! = ) I hope the 30's & 40's are fabulous!