Apr 11, 2013

Embrace It!


There's been a lot of talk through social media about getting old. As I get closer towards the big 3-0, I'm wondering why people are always dreading the fact of getting old.
Trying to reduce the wrinkles, changing the inevitable grey hair and the hopes of reconstructing their body to make things look as they did years ago.
When I was 10, I used to think 21 was old, heck I used to think 18 was old.
In July I'll be 28.
I definitely don't feel old and sometimes I forget I'm not 18 anymore.
I still feel young even though the numbers are not decreasing.
As a child, time almost seemed to stand still.
I remember going out to play and hours would pass by. I wouldn't have a clue or a care in the world about what time it was.
My curfew was when the sun went down.
I remember many times very vividly, laying on our freshly mowed lawn on bright summer days, staring up at the sky. I would watch the clouds go by and wonder how they could move so swiftly and smoothly across that clear blue sky.
I always used to think that those who had passed away lived in the sky and whenever I saw clouds moving, I thought that the angels were taking their daily stroll in heaven. I often wondered where they were going and if my Great Grandma and Aunt liked taking walks in the clouds too. I laid there for what seemed like an eternity. Time was never an issue, there was not a care in the world.
As I got older, there were schedules, time limits, deadlines, due dates which in turn caused stress and worry. Everything and everyone always seemed to be racing against time.
I often yearn for my younger, carefree days but in getting older I take pride and feel as though getting older is a privilege.
Those wrinkles are well deserved. The knowledge I have and will continue to attain only come with time and age.
I embrace it.
I hope to be able to see my kids grow up and watch our family grow and prosper. To be able to teach our children all we can and hope that they learn from the knowledge we've acquired.
I can't wait to watch my children continue to accomplish more amazing milestones.
I savor each and every moment with them because I know these stages of their lives won't last forever.
The great thing I take comfort in is that although these stages won't last forever, our family will.
The eternal perspective for me and my posterity is so great and the desire to rear my children in all things good, wholesome and becoming more Christ-like is my biggest and greatest goal.
Getting old isn't a bad thing. It's a wonderful thing. It is an honor and a privilege we should embrace rather than despise or fear.
I love the thought of growing old with my Lovey.
How do you feel about getting older? What are your biggest fears and goals you wish to accomplish in life?
Have a great day everyone!
{My precious jewels}
                                
{Greatest blessings. Jack, Khayleb and Kendric}



















5 comments:

  1. I really love your outlook on getting older its amazing. Im always telling my husband that i don't feel 28 years old that I should be 21 or maybe 22 but if that were so i wouldn't have my beautiful daughters and i could not live without them . My goals are to raise my children with respect for others and them selves to love who they are and be ok with who they are to have good morals and to always want to better themselves, to love others and learn to forgive when someone does them wrong its not healthy to hold on to anger it makes for a bitter person I also want them to be able to forgive them selves when they do wrong. my fears are not being able to be here for my family if i were to pass on . i hope you have a great day

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    1. Shanda, thank you so much for sharing these beautiful words! You're right, our children should always have respect for others but should also respect themselves as well as forgive themselves. It was always hard for me as far as holding on to grudges and letting for of anger and hurt. You're right, it does you no good and it does make for a bitter person. Such a waste of energy! I think Daniel and your beautiful girls are so blessed to have you as their amazing mother and wife! I love watching your family grow and blossom. Thanks for reading, I always love hearing what other think and feel. You just made my day!!

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  2. your welcome i also enjoy reading what other people think it can give you a new view on life or a certain situation. I just have to say that you have a beautiful family and i hope you have a wonderful day and i can't wait to read more

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  3. I got married and started my family young so I always kind of felt young compared to those around me. But now, as my husband approaches 30 (next year) It seems like time is flying and I start feeling old. But then I look back and see what I've accomplished and it doesn't make me feel old, just more mature and ready to embrace getting older. If we lose perspective, then we yearn for the past. If we're always reaching toward goals, we'll be excited for what the future holds. Thanks for this thought provoking post!

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    1. Yes, reaching towards goals always helps you continue to press forward. I know in the past ten years I've matured a lot and have gained so much knowledge and experience. I know some trials are harder than others but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I'm learning patience and faith on a level I could never have learned without my experiences. I love when you post your insights. You are wise beyond your years and definitely have the Brown's smarts! :) Thanks for reading!

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