Wednesday, January 7, 2015

I'm still me....

If I were grammatically-correct I would say, "I am still I."
But I am still ME...
... at 63.



Wow.
I can remember thinking about 1970 - and how that seemed like forever away --- and scary to think about.
But it came - and I graduated - and then there was 1984 -- that really sounded like forever away... (because of the book) ... and then it came - and so did the birth of my firstborn.....
and now he's 30.  Whoa.

Oh, and then I thought about the year 2000 that seemed like forever away... and that I would be almost 50.  Whoa.  That sounded old.
And of course 2001 - what with the movie and all.  It seemed so in the future. Now it's in the past.

And now it's 2015...
And I'm a grandmother.
Whoa.

And I have a full head of gray hair,
and gnarly hands...
and jowls that another person would call a plastic surgeon about...
but I think I'll live with them going ever south.

Anyway, it's 2015
and I'm alive and kicking.

And I like it being 2015 so far.

Yeah.

And I like these verses --- from the Apostle Paul...
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Read those verses again...
they are wonderful...

They give me hope... and peace... and joy...
and did I say HOPE?
Oh yes.



6 comments:

laura said...

Happy birthday again! You're an inspiration to all women getting older (which is ALL women..thinking about being 30 is scarey...). Thanks for not hiding your age and growing gracefully.

Alice Conway said...

You may be getting older, but you have a beautiful face, lovely hair, and an enormous loving heart! A joy to visit with,a super Aunt Nancy and "Grandmother" to three adorable Huffmans, And lovely friend to John's huge extended family!!!!!

Barris Ayres said...

Great post Nancy! I believe that the speed of time perception is inversely proportional to the distance from our youth. (The older we get, the faster time seems to move). LOL Have a great year!

Sara Elizabeth said...

Happy birthday Aunt Nancy!! I don't see the things you do - all I see is your beautiful heart and your joy for life. :)

Vicki Maxwell said...

Hello sweet Nancy😊 I hope you saw my Happy Birthday greeting on FB. Thanks for sharing this Blog and the verses you shared were perfect. I too find great comfort and Hope in them. Always reminding myself this is not my permanent home, I am just passing through and I find courage and strength knowing God has graced me with beautiful friends and family like you and Sam to make my journey such a joy. Jerry and I are still smiling and laughing at memories made on Christmas Day😃
Thanks again for sharing your family and home with us😊

Vicki Maxwell said...

Sorry for the ?? marks, those were smiley faces. I guess this sight did not recognize them. Oh well:)