Saturday, August 16, 2014


Getting older is a fact of life. But you don't realize how painful and sometimes depressing it is until you hit the age where things start to happen and you can't control them.   When I was younger, I would look at my grandmother and think, 'wow...her knees really hurt her today...she really should do more moving around so she does not get stiffer.'  But now that  I am a grandmother myself, and I am at the age where my knees are beginning to hurt, I realize how hard it is to fight everyday for my health and my youth.

Also, God plays a funny joke on us as we get older. I cannot see very far, but close up, I can see very well. Too well. As I put my make up on in the morning, I am finding little lines around my eyes and mouth that I didn't have. Were they always there but I just didn't see them? I have a double chin, sometimes a triple chin all depending on how I hold my head. Which is why in almost every photo I look like I'm checking to see if it's raining.  I now realize why some women resort to plastic surgery. Because we have a little voice in our head saying, 'wait! I'm not ready!'

My husband went to the gym and saw a group of young guys playing basketball. They welcomed him in and my husband being the fantastic basketball player that he is, hung in there, but I saw him struggling to breathe. I prayed silently for him not to have a heart attack!  By the time it got to the end of the game, I was googling the nearest hospital!  Men struggle with the aging process just like women. Maybe differently,but it's a struggle just the same.

I hope that I speak for every man and woman at the age of  50+ when I say, KEEP FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT!  Get up in the morning with purpose! You may not look the same way you did at 18 in those jeans, but now your beauty comes in a different form. It's still there, it all depends on your attitude.   Keep as active as you can. Ok...maybe basketball isn't your sport anymore, maybe you will take up hiking...maybe swimming, long as you can still move. Aging gives you an opportunity to try something new.  And lets not forget, SEX is a sport! (yay!)

 So let those lines around your eyes and mouth be because you smile too much.  Look forward to new opportunities!  Your life isn't over, until you decide to give up. And as for me, .....that isn't happening!
Rose Ellen Moore
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