Goal: Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
Is not wisdom found among the aged?
Does not long life bring understanding?
Honestly? For as long as I can remember I have wished that I looked older. Age is beauty to me. Age is wisdom. Age is grace. It’s not that I want to look old, I’d just like to look my age.
It happened again today. We were at lunch with Nate’s friends from work and Nate mentioned how long we’ve been married. They all stared at me. Finally one of them said what they were all thinking, “You don’t look old enough to have been married that long.”
Don’t get me wrong, it can be flattering at times. And it was funny when one of the students in the youth ministry thought Nate had actually married one of the youth students (because I must still be in high school). But it’s not fun when I’m walking through the mall with my three kids in tow… Then I get that look from those women who assume I’m too young to have children.
Good or bad, youthful is how God created me; in His image. I just pray people will see through my youthful appearance to the “old soul” hiding just beneath the surface.