Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Oil of Olay

This month I turn 35. Ten years ago that seemed really old to me. Today, though, it feels good. In my bible study I am the wise, older mom who knows a thing or two. I am settled in to who I am and to who God wants me to be. I am still changing, mind you, and know that there are many more things for me to learn. But I have a confidence now that I just didn't have as a young mom of 23. I'm no longer hindered by what the world expects of me when it comes to how I look, how I dress, or what I eat. I am empowered by my age!

Last night at the grocery I found myself perusing the beauty aisle, looking at the many products claiming to erase the signs of aging. Some of them claim to be 'natural' yet warn that they may cause a burning sensation until your skin gets used to the ingredients. That cracks me up. I decided on just plain old Oil of Olay. Its simple, probably not natural, but it won't be burning off the top layer of my skin.

I'm really thankful that I've made it to this age and that I don't worry about what other people think about me. I'm okay with who I am and I'm excited about the possibilities in front of me!


  1. Wow! Happy birthday. I'm approaching 30 in April, and I'm not quite there yet on being happy about it.

    I feel like I'm just not as cool as I used to be. :(

  2. It's funny...that's how I felt at 30. Of course I was pregnant with our third and so that always brings it's own issues. But 35 feels cool to me. Isn't that weird? In some ways I feel younger than I did 5 years ago, and the possibilities seem bigger to me. Yay for 30-somethings!

  3. The older I get, the more at home with myself I feel.

    Also, when I was 7 I put on some of my Grandma's Oil of Olay and then said "Am I younger looking?"