autumn days

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Privilege of Celebrating Gray Hair

I have earned every single one of my gray hairs.  With the birth of my third child in my 38th year, I earned tiny wisps above my ears, like little wings to commemorate my new beloved babe.  There is quite the forest cropping up now with my partner's journey with cancer.  As my face ages before my very eyes, I kindly remind myself I have earned each gray hair.  For me, each one is a badge of experience, a symbol of a life lived fully.  Not everyone is privileged to grow old enough for gray hair.  Here is a quote that rings true for me.  May you take comfort in knowing as you age, you grow in so many ways, seen and unseen, known and unknown.  Blessings upon you in all your stages of life.

"Growing older is like climbing a mountain: the higher you get, the more strength you need, but the further you see."

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