Living Life

I tore through my teens, racing eagerly to do “life!”

I trudged through my 20’s finishing college, getting married, having babies, starting a career…… all the things that “adulting” demanded and, at 29, believed I was a failure at “adulting,” knowing I was not as smart, competent, or happy as
others believed me to be.

Unfortunately, I tramped through my 30’s with my focus on all the wrong things.

In my 40’s, thankfully,I found my footing and glimpsed what God had in mind for me.

In my 50’s I cultivated roots and shoots, leaves and branches, and grew into the “me” I hadn’t known was there.

I survived the storms of my 60’s- including its losses and the pruning that inevitably comes in life.

Now I step into my 70’s and I intend to savor every day as the blessing it is…..looking forward to each year granted to me. (My personal goal is 105!)

…standing clothed in strength and dignity that God has placed upon my shoulders, preparing for the things to come with laughter!

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness…..Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”
(excerpted from closing verses of Proverbs 31)