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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

There's really very little I don't like about getting older. I think my grandmother did it with such grace and I've already told you my mother doesn't have a vain bone in her body. And as I get older, I'm finding I wear what I like, do what I like and what is bad about that? Sure, your skin gets weird, but you can cover it with fabulous Christian Dior Air Spray and you can cover that with Jane Iredale powder. Could you afford that when you were young? No, you were at the mercy of good skin days.

Hair? You can get it done in a salon. I feel cool driving my sun-roofed minivan. I have a view from my office window. I feel comfortable with power tools and home improvement. Getting older just brings peace. And, I finally got my own dog, after a good run carrying a pet zucchini to embarrass my parents into getting me one (it didn't work, even though I took it to my dad's boss' house!) Apparently, they were used to my tricks.

I was reading in "Us" this morning about all the women in there do to starve themselves to stay emaciated-looking and gain acceptance. Hello? Embrace yourself. Eat! Live the Italian way, put people first, and all else is cake! What do you like about getting older?
posted at 10:23 AM  
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At 10:42 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...


You don't have room to talk about getting older. You're still a baby.

At 12:54 PM, Blogger Laurien said...

What do I like about getting older? Driving. I don't have to ask my parents to take me anywhere anymore.

At 1:41 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

I'm so tired today, I wish I were my shoe size (38 European) instead of my age (55).

We're in the throes of TOM SAWYER, a play with a cast of 35 on a minute stage. The first performance is tomorrow and I'm already exhausted. My crew (props) is ready, though. Maybe what I like about being older is that I don't have to work so hard at being COOL. I watch the teenagers around me (in the play and in my classes) and think, "Man! I'm SO GLAD(!) I'm through with the pain of adolescence! I don't have to agonize over getting boys' attention." So, even if I'm tired, I'm GLAD I'm older. Besides, I may be aging, but I can still keep up with my crew of 7 and work with them to paint huge backdrops (20'x9'), run on stage in the dark to put tombstones and bushes in place, and drag big stage pieces around with the best of them! What a blast! Yeah, it's OK to be over 50.

At 2:04 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

I love getting to know the Jesus of the Bible instead of the Jesus of the church. Right now that's my favorite thing about getting older. Knowing that I'm all right in His eyes.

At 4:13 PM, Blogger Gracie said...

Learning to like who I am. Knowing God loves and forgives me no matter what new sin I come up with. Growing in His grace and knowledge. Finding my purpose. Getting better at writing. (each year makes a difference!) Reading all the new Christian fiction in the bookstore.

At 4:17 PM, Blogger Lynette Sowell said...

I care less about what people think and speak my mind a little more. Of course, some days I revert and feel like I'm walking around with TP perpetually stuck to my shoe. But I'm getting there. Some things I take more seriously. And other things roll off my back like they didn't when I was younger.

And I love that I can say, "Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance." When Fried Green Tomatoes first came out, I was the younger version in the neat little car. Now I'm the older version driving the battering ram. Talk about full circle. :)

At 10:23 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Oh I hope the play goes well!! I used to run the Christmas plays at church and I do NOT want to go back. More power to you!

At 1:28 PM, Blogger Kayla said...

I...errr...well, I'm not really old enough to say that I'm getting "older" in the same sense I guess. But I do like that it's finally okay to show passion about something. It's never cool to have passion in high school unless it's about the typical high school junk.
I am not accused of being typical. Unless it's being a typical writer, which then would be atypical from anyone else.

Hallelujah, I'll be done with the teenage years in 2 months.

At 3:21 PM, Blogger Becky said...

Pet zucchini, lol? I LOVE that you brought it places with you, hoping your folks would take pity and finally get you a pet!

Hmmm...I guess the only thing I like about growing older is my growing relationship with the Lord.
And getting wiser with age.

And being able to share some of what I've learned with others.


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