It is my birthday this week and I have reached a significant age. This is the one age that I am not overly keen on reaching as it feels so old. But I was pulled up sharp by this quote — my sister died as a tiny baby, she never reached 10 or 20 and certainly never got to 50. A friend I went to school with died from cancer in hers 30s. She was vivacious woman, full of life and energy — taken too soon.
Age is only a number — it does not define who you are
We must be thankful for every year that the Lord gives us and enjoy each precious moment because we will never enjoy it again and we have no idea of tomorrow.
Remember you only have one life — this is not a dress rehearsal
Old age doesn't mean the end of fun or laughter, nor does it mean giving up and having no more adventures. I do pray that I have many more years to live and that those years are full of living. Whilst I am not keen about being 50, one can do very little about it. I can't stop reaching 50, so I need to embrace it instead !!
Learn to laugh at yourself. Don’t be so serious!
Anyway, God has a very special job for older women. In fact, He doesn't want me to sit moaning and groaning about getting older — He wants me to help younger women and what a gift that is to be given. A very precious gift indeed.
The older women likewise . . . that they be reverent in behaviour, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. (Titus 2:3-5)
I hope through this blog I have been able to guide younger women in this very tough and stressful world — a world where it is hard to find anyone who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ or anyone who cares. I hope I have been able to show why it is important to love (and obey) our husbands, love our children and why taking caring of ours homes is something we need to do (even if we don't enjoy it).
No matter our age, we need to keep smiling, keep being joyful, be grateful daily, share kindness with others, be tolerant in a world that is not, be understanding in a world that isn't interested. Share our love for the Lord to those who do not care.
“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “Wow what a ride!”
~ Marjorie Pay Hinckley ~