Five Minute Friday-Older

It’s Five Minute Friday again and I love to just be able to freely write for 5 minutes, seeking to express my heart without constraint of laboring over the thoughts. Just to be able to write, from my soul to my keyboard is wonderful! Today’s prompt? “Older”

Grandmother's Visit

Grandmother’s Visit
Giuseppe Barison
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I worked hard the other day. I weeded the landscaped beds out in our yard. I went at it hard.

And it felt good.

Until I sat down.

Now for three days I hurt. I ache all through my muscles. My body isn’t what it used to be.

I am getting older.

It was this past summer, as my husband caught the glimpse of the sun in my hair, as he looked down at the top of my head…

He saw it.

That first gray hair

And I am getting older.

How do I feel about that?

How does our generation view getting older?

Do I see gray hair as a crown of glory?

Do I really believe the Bible?

Do I add my Amen to what the Lord says about the hoary head?

Do I welcome my aging and seek to have the wisdom that should accompany it?

If I am to follow Christ. I must.

I must embrace getting older with grace.

I must use my years as a blessing to others.

I must seek to bless the younger generation and guide them gently in their freshness of age.

Blessed is the nation that embraces their years with joy. Seeing each day as one more step toward eternity.

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

STOP!

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