We are on a journey, sojourners on this earth. Let us share with you the highs and lows of our lives. Heaven is a sweeter place now that we have two beautiful granddaughters waiting there for us.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

On Getting Older

I'm shocked when I look at pictures of myself
because I see a grandmother and not a young wife and mother.

The lines are there,
mostly smile lines around my mouth
laugh lines around my eyes
and skin that is showing those nasty age spots no matter how much I take care of it.

I'm growing older, 
having surpassed the three score birthday last year.

Life hasn't always turned out the way we had planned,
there have been heartaches and sorrows,
more physical pain than I could have ever imagined living with
but always grace to choose joy in the midst of it.

I'm known for my laugh,
which as I always tell my children is a great thing to be known for!

And this year there was once again been an unforseen turn of events
that is challenging us
forcing us to make decisions we weren't ready to make
giving way to long conversations into the night.

We don't know all the answers,
only the questions, lots and lots of questions.

But we know who holds the future,
and who knows what the answers to the questions are
and so I continue to trust
that even with each passing year
my heavenly Father has already worked it all out for me.

Tomorrow my dear Husband is going in for Hip Replacement Surgery,
a sure sign of aging it seems,
and as he said,
'If old people can make it through this,
then we will too!'...
I guess that means that we may be older,
but not quite old yet!


Anneliese said...

I'm with you in this stage and I think being known for your laugh is a great thing! Whoever took that picture of you took a really nice shot! Praying Dave's surgery goes well and that some "youth" comes back to the old hip.

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Kim Koteles said...

Love you, Doris. One day all that pain will be translated into triumph. Hugs to you both. I'm praying.