Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Silver Foxes

I am a total cliche. Everything those older women, at those women's conferences tell you will happen in your life... is true. I always thought they were speaking from their own circumstance... mine were different and they couldn't possibly think we were all going to have the same experiences. I was wrong, they were right. There is nothing new under the sun. Nothing.

You will be tempted to weaken your stance with that boy if you're alone with him.

The vows you take before God on your wedding day are actual vows and you must not take them lightly... they are forever.

Your children's childhoods will not last long, no matter what it feels like when they're 3.

You really do need to keep busy in the home.

You can't allow your kids to take the place of your friends. It will confuse disciplinary actions, but you will also be incredibly lonely when they begin their own lives.

Your marriage will be threatened by outside forces as long as Satan has his reign.

You really do have to take time for dates, even if it's just going on a walk.

The list goes on and on but, if you've never been to a women's conference... if you don't have an older, wiser woman in your life... don't worry. You can pick up your Bible and go back to the basics. Titus 2. Proverbs 31. These will change your world if you let them.

I have been married 23 years in May. I have raised two kids to adulthood. I have two to go. I am definitely weary in well doing. I have lost my gumption... today. This is a hard day. But I thank God for those lessons I learned. I hear them in my ear even now. Those wise silver haired women, gave me gifts that will not wither. It is on days like these that I know the story ends well. That my husband and I make it to that porch with the rocking chairs I've always dreamed of. Maybe that's why I don't have a front porch now. I think I have a pretty house. I am grateful for it... but when I look at the front I realize it's missing something. Maybe it's just a reminder of everything I've learned... I'm not at that stage yet. That stage where the kids are grown, where my husband and I have learned to accept and forgive. I do pray I can just hold on to those lessons a little longer. Thanks to all those Titus 2 women from the past, maybe I will be a Titus 2 woman in the future. :)


  1. Even tho' mine is the only comment on here I would believe there are other's who check in regularly and don't commment. Sometimes your words cover it all and there is nothing good to add....

  2. A great post..

    Down on the Farm is right...there is nothing to add to this!

    Other than the encouragement to keep writing from the heart. It is a gift and you are using it well.