Posted by Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage

Aging THIS IS NOT ME

Deuteronomy 5:33
33 Walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.


Exodus 20:12
12 "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.


1 Kings 3:14
14 And if you walk in my ways and obey my statutes and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life."


I have noticed that I have been getting grey hair, it seems to just come in over night. Each day I see yet another streak of grey. I don't think of myself as vain, nor do I like spending money on my hair. Although I do care about my appearance I think of myself as very frugal and the price of getting my hair done or even the time to do it myself is just not worth it to me. I told my husband that I refuse to let society make me feel like I have to die my hair.


A lady at my church told me this, It's not about going grey it's about having the confidence to do so.

As I read scriptures on aging I think of it as a blessing to even be able to live long enough to have grey hair.

Lord thank-you for all the days of my life and for all the days ahead of me Lord. Thank-you for making me a woman who puts you first. Lord I want to thank-you for the two beautiful grey haired women in my life Lord that's Charlotte and my mother in law, they put you first Lord and their beauty comes with in. Thank-you for letting them be mentors to me.
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23 comments

I like your attitude!

August 6, 2010 at 10:33 PM

Ginger ,, how true you post is..
without my approval, my body is aging..im 47 now and loving this age but not completely happy with the changes to my body..but only one thing about this human body consoles me.. it that EVERY ONE grows older..
even woman who spend a large fortune on plastic surgery and injections.. even with that , they still appear to age..so I have just decided to do it as gracefully as i can..and with as much class and dignity as I can..
so lets just grow old together. !!
God bless and thanks for the wonderful post

August 6, 2010 at 10:38 PM

Aging gracefully is a wonderful thing. I wish I could be a bit more graceful about it. ;-)

August 7, 2010 at 1:44 AM

I can relate. I've never been to a beauty salon (or whatever they call them now) and don't color my hair, although the grays are multiplying. Still trying to decide which way to go on that issue. I was reading a Scripture just this week, something about gray hair, and it's seen as an honor in the Bible. Too bad most don't see it that way today.

August 7, 2010 at 2:02 AM

My mom was visually impaired most of my life and never knew what color of hair, skin etc. anyone had...she only perceived their heart. That's a good lesson I think!

August 7, 2010 at 6:56 AM

Ok, confession ... I color my hair, but that's b/c when my older son was born I fell in love with his auburn hair & just had to have it! Now, I fully admit that there's tons of gray in there naturally (& they just color a lighter auburn giving a lovely mix in the color!). But I like what my mom said best. She used to hold up her hair & say "You see all these gray hairs? I EARNED EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM!!!!" Amen Mom!

Side note from others' comments...I, too, am enjoying this age, but...why didn't anyone in the generation before us tell us this & that was going to happen to our bodies no matter what we TRIED TO DO to prevent it?! (notice the "tried to do" part...we never succeed at fooling father time!) And, I for one, am glad to be just who God made me to be...splotches, skin tags, gray hairs, "age spots", weight "redistribution" no matter how much you diet & exercise,and all...but with auburn hair!! ;o}

I'm glad to follow you & invite you to do so!

August 7, 2010 at 8:44 AM

Love the picture you chose. It reminds me I need to get a haircut or mine will be that long. I don't think I would look that good. lol Thank you for the compliment.
I talked to your MIL on the phone yesterday. It was a delight.
Hope you're having a good weekend.
Blessings,
Charlotte

August 7, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Hi Ginger - I like your attitude. I confess, I do color my hair (I do it myself, I refuse to pay that much to a salon). However, I'm not one that colors it every time I see gray - in fact I went for a long time without putting color on it.

I've said, "I'm too young to look this old." :) However I am grateful for every birthday and I wouldn't change having been born in the (forever young) baby boomer generation for anything.

Blessings,
Joan

August 7, 2010 at 3:41 PM

Very much enjoyed this post AND the comments - especially Joan's - love your "forever young baby boomer generation" - I often enjoy writing never-aging baby boomers - because you know, we are convinced we're not :) :) :)

True confession time - I don't wear much makeup - just gloss, and I don't do much fancy or spend much on any of it but I DO color my hair at home BECAUSE one of my friends taught me that it makes it more manageable - and she was RIGHT! Especially important in the humidity I now live in. :) PTL -

HE knows what color it really is (salt and pepper), and I keep it pretty short to also make it quick and easy to deal with - have to coz when you're caring for elderly parents and playing tag with cute little grandkids, you have to make the most of EVERY moment. :)

Thanks again for a fun chat and good food for thought (and hair - hehehehe). :)
Have a blessed week.

August 7, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Great Scriptures. Good post. Thanks for posting. Have a great weekend.

August 7, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Must admit I color my hair - at times I do it myself and other times I have a precious young girl that does it. Spending time with her is an added blessings which give me the chance to show her the love of God. Getting old, hoping that wisdom is growing within us as we age. :-)

Blessings,
Linda J

August 7, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Oh, this lady has beautiful grey hair...My hair is naturally gray...and thin as can be on top due to my illnesses...I cannot wear make up anymore and things went south a long time ago...and yet my hubby tells me all the time that I am beautiful....Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess! This post made me smile and reminded me that we are all God's children....God bless.

August 7, 2010 at 8:55 PM

I haven't had a problem with aging,(although I do color my hair) the life lessons I've learned and miracles I've witnessed have come along with the greys and the wrinkles. I wouldn't trade that for the world. I too, like your attitude. Patty

August 8, 2010 at 12:57 AM

I like what your friend said: CONFIDENCE to go gray and to grow older! Amen

August 8, 2010 at 5:52 AM

Aging gracefully is a wonderful thing and a Blessing....
God Bless,
Virginia

August 8, 2010 at 1:06 PM

This was such a refreshing post...thank you for reminding me of the blessings I have been given!

August 8, 2010 at 7:45 PM

I think women who fear God and live for Him are beautiful. It shows on their faces whether they are in their teens, 20's or 90's. You wrote so many beautiful things!

August 8, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Yes, it would be nice if self confidence grew with age. I wish I were like the kitty in one of your earlier posts - looks in the mirror and sees a lion.
Regardless of confidence, you get older, so I try to laugh at myself and be grateful for another day. There are so many things that I want to know about, so every day is precious.

Glad you enjoyed the music and the pictures of the basilica.

August 9, 2010 at 12:39 AM

As I grow older I pray that He'll teach me to number my days to present to HIm a heart of wisdom.

August 9, 2010 at 2:49 AM

Hi Ginger,

What a lovely post on aging. Your love for the Lord shows through and no one notices the gray.

Have a wonderful day.
Blessings,
Erin

August 11, 2010 at 10:42 AM

Hello Ginger,

Such a lovely post. The gray that now shows is evidence of the wisdom that God so graciously has given. Embracing each season of our lives is indeed a good thing.

Smiles....

Beverly

August 11, 2010 at 9:33 PM

your beautifull!!!!

August 14, 2010 at 1:19 PM

What a thoughtful post. I like the way you think! This is awesome. I often feel that gray hair is a sign of wisdom and I know it says so in the Book of Proverbs. Blessings Anne

August 14, 2010 at 10:42 PM

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