A Silver-Haired Woman’s Words of Wisdom and Courage.

For the aged ageing woman and the young who are ageing

Embrace your true self – this is the very essence of your earthly journey. To become more like our Creator in nature and to pursue inseparable intimacy.

My family genes acquire “greying” at a very young age.
For almost thirty years I fought back with gusto and costly product. With time my mane thinned and my vanity took a beating. Some days were and are harder than others as I search for the invisible strands that once were my pride and joy.
Age rushed forward and I through many transitioning applications, finally surrendered life worked at my transformation and transition.

Eventually I embraced the inevitable and while still suffering after-shock tremors I am finally walking into my true self. This is the very best part of my journey.
I’ve watched my mom’s hair thin over the years and now I know what she felt.
Yesterday, during my “comfort consultation”she told me, “It isn’t easy watching yourself change but once you accept it and overcome the negative opinions of others you’ll be fine”.
My beloved man told me, “Men struggle too.”
What a revelation.
All along we’re taught that silver foxes are sexy and distinguished without considering how many men suffer and struggle through balding heads and white hair.

Change is inevitable. I’ve embraced my fallen silver mane.
I’ve opened my heart to my true self and it feels good.
My mane does not define me.

Here I am; vulnerable as an umbrella in a Cape Storm.
I shall be 60 on 17 July 2024.
Grace – Grace – God’s grace.
I am as young as I choose to be.
I shall walk this path gracefully and graciously.
With a knowing smile I shall acknowledge the divine resurrection power that dwells within me.
I am the miraculous and wonderful workmanship of an undefinable and still incomprehensible God who fashioned me in his image.
Whether black; purple; silver; grey; brown, blonde or brunette. 20 years or 80.
I am God’s and He is mine.
This is the greatest power available to women – we have a creator; a father who is God.
A God who knows everything about us – even the anxieties that often overwhelm us as we face our ageing selves.
Those beauty lines we wish away in the mirror.

Think on this when you are bombarded by change:

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar.

You discern my going out and my lying down;
You are familiar with all my ways.

Before a word is on my tongue
You, Lord, know it completely.

You hem me in behind and before, and You lay Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Where can I flee from Your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there Your hand will guide me,
 Your right hand will hold me fast.

For You created my inmost being;

You knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from You
 when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!

Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—

when I awake, I am still with You. 

Psalm 139 (NIV)

You and I are the very essence of transformation.
We must worship only He who transforms us in our evolution and dying of self; until we are like Him completely – in nature – in essence.
I celebrate my resplendent change that speaks to God’s plan for my life.
I pray that you too will celebrate yours as you embrace God’s transformational power that is at work within you.
A God who guards your life day and night.
A father who cares about everything that concerns you.

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