Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I Am An Older Woman

That's quite a statement isn't it?  It's very true.  I'll be 50 this year in the Autumn.

I've been doing a bit of pondering and have come to realize that I am glad I am older.  There is comfort and peace having some wisdom that comes from walking with the Lord, of being in a happy and satisfying marriage, and raising a family.  I am a grandma, too, of one sweet little girl who will be three this Saturday.

I am not the same woman I was when I was 24 and newly married...and I thank God for that!  He has taken my life and made it into what He had planned for me.  

Philippians 2:13- for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

I sometimes find myself feeling caught in the middle - I have adult kids and younger ones still.  I wonder what kind of blogger am I?  Am I a Mommy blogger?  A house blogger?  A granny blogger?  Can I be all of the above?

I have found myself recently reading some new to me blogs and some older ones I don't often read and I don't think I fit into the above categories.  I am not youngish or hip, I am not one who can spend lots of time and money to follow the trends of home decorating.

I guess I will just be me.

Almost 50.

Raising a family still. 

Loving my husband.

Being a good friend.

Offering hospitality.

Encouraging others, hopefully.

And by His grace, following Him.


Vee said...


Vee said...

You are the best you that ever was or could be. I love reading your blog because it is eclectic like mine and others I never know from one day to the next what the topic of conversation will be. Always interesting! ( I would find it so challenging to have to focus on a single topic all the time.) You're making 50 look great!

Cheryl said...

Yep (agreeing with Vee here), I love you just the way you are, and I am so thankful that the Lord designed for our paths to cross!

No "category" for us, friend!

(I, too, have no longing to be the younger me. Although it might be nice to be the older me without the aches and pains.) ;)

Unknown said...

I love reading your blog, a place of peaceful living. Thank you for always giving the Godly advice and friendship I so dearly treasure. Keep being you!

Anonymous said...

I don't fit into any blogging category or label either....

To be honest, I love that you post all different types of things, I think it keeps things interesting and fun.

Just be you, because you are *fabulous*. :)

sherry said...

*you* are wonderful.
i believe it's meaningful that you cover a number of life experiences .. God can use you in broad ways to reach the hearts of the willing. hugs.

podso said...

You've got it right. I can tell you are comfortable with who you are and that's so good at this time of life. It wasn't that long ago that I was in my 50s and it was a wonderful time of life. The only problem with the next decade is aches and pains. :-)

Keep on being who you are and blogging as you will--which is what I do and find most interesting about blogs-- a little of this or that, whatever is on your heart!

Lipstick Junkie said...

Your *just me* list is precious!! Please do not believe otherwise. In God's eyes there is much value in that list, Titus 2!! :-) tammyp

Karen Andreola said...

You are brave to come straight out and say "I'm fifty." I still haven't done this and some years have gone by already. I don't think you need to fit into any sort of category, however, may I offer one? "Encourager" It is what first comes to my mind. This, in your own words, is your aim and this is your effect. I appreciate it.
Karen A.


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