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Growing Old by Stacy Vizcareondo

Raised by two awesome parents. Learned a lot. Made mistakes. Lots of regrets. Found forgiveness.

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Growing old gracefully.

I am thirty-eight. I thought I was thirty-seven. We grow up to just grow old . I can't be the only one to get lost in time.
as I watch generations after me bloom into their prime,
I feel forgotten, obsolete, replaced.
Is this something only women go through.?
I look at my mother to see the winding down of her life's
​​​​​​ cycle, to wonder how I will be feeling then. If I'm lucky this despair, it shall pass. So beautiful you are, aging with grace. Not a wrinkle one I tell my mother is on her face, she smiles then remarks in time...
If only God knows
when it's my time to be in her place, I to shall smile with grace.

Thank you Jesus!

“When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice. Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

— Billy Graham

© 2020 Stacy Ingram vizcarrondo

Comments

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 22, 2020:

Nicely expressed.

Aging is a natural process, and we don’t have any control over that. But, aging gracefully is by choice. Looking back at the life already spent, should give a sense of satisfaction.

Thank you for sharing.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on December 21, 2020:

It is the mindset which matters.

Stacy Ingram vizcarrondo (author) from Norfolk Nebraska on December 21, 2020:

Its hard for a women for some reason.

But gets easier when you finally come to the realization that your living everyday at your best. One day at time.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on December 21, 2020:

Thirty-eight, I wish. Yes, there is no getting past that aging process. I guess you can disguise it for awhile, but it catches up with us in the end. Just do it gracefully, as long as you have health and happiness you are ahead of the curve.