Friday, September 26, 2008

A Good Nose Hair Clipper

"[The righteous] will still bear fruit in old age,
they will stay fresh and green."
Psalm 92:14

At 44, I am just starting to feel my age. Physically feel my age. This year is the first time I have really felt like that. Hopefully, I'll always be young at heart, but my little signs of the reality "44" are popping up! I have loved the forties, thank the Lord! But, earlier this week I had a funny reality check!

The other morning, as I was getting dressed and readying my face for the day, I opened our bathroom cabinet and said to Jim, "All we really need around here is a good nose hair clipper." What!?!? Did I just say that? Are we talking about nose hair clippers? We chuckled as we found ourselves in this new phase of life where a good nose hair clipper is now a necessary tool if we want anyone to have a face-to-face conversation with us!

With my current little knee injury, I have had a Ziploc bag of medicine in my purse. I put rubberbands around things in my purse...like I rubberband the checkbook and my pocket calendar together. Why do I do that now? Rubberbands and Ziplocs in my purse...I am 44!

The last time I got my hair cut, my hair stylist, Liz, and I talked about our aches and pains and the aches and pains of those close to us! Liz (beautiful at age 52) has been my hair stylist since I was 12 years old...she knows more about me (and loves me unconditionally I might add) than some of my family members know! Here we were talking about aches and pains instead of important relationships in our lives, the upcoming election or the latest fashions!

While my body may start to feel the reality of growing up to being age "44", my young (eh-hem) heart's desire is that daily I am still growing and maturing in the Lord. When I had the nose hair awakening the other morning, I remembered Psalm 92:14 above that I had read in late summer as I was reading through Psalms. As we grow each year and continue to abide in Him, may we continue to bear His fruit well into our very old age. "Fresh and green"....now that's a great way to grow older! I am looking forward to it.

Now, excuse me...I have some nose hair trimmin' to do!

"Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you." Isaiah 46:4

8 comments:

Jill said...

Sharon,

Now that was funn-E!

Oh the joys of our ever falling apart bodies!

You are lucky in that you find these things on your own without your children telling you about them. :-) Ours love to point out the lovely things about my body aging!

I love the verse you left us with - thank You LORD for being with us until the end of time and forever n ever!

Blessings dear one!
Jill

Lysa TerKeurst said...

You are so funny...

Do tell what kind of trimmer is the best. All women knocking on the door of 40 want to know!

Love you friend!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I remember being in Wal-Mart a few weeks back and walked right over and purchased one for my husband, for him to use on his ears. Love the scripture verse, thank you Lord for always sustaining us! Enjoy your weekend!

Runner Mom said...

You are a hoot and a half!! My biggest issue is which pair of reading glasses will match my cute little ensemble the best--red, pink, or brown? I have them stashed all over the house! Love the scripture!!!

I had a ball with Biblegateway.com this morning!!!What a great tool!

Love ya,
Susan

KelliGirl said...

Sharon,
Too funny! Oh, the joys of becoming a W.O.W. (Wiser Older Woman).

I'm praying for you and your knee. And thank God you are in the hands of one of the best doctors. I can relate to your saga as I have both a slight tear in my meniscus of one knee and a bakers' cyst in the other. Right now it's all OK, but who knows what the future will hold.

BTW, it's great to see that you've connected with Susan at RunnerMom. She is such a wonderful woman. Isn't it great how God works!

Blessings for a wonderful weekend.

Cindy said...

I sure need His sustaining power as I am only 28 days from my 50th.

I think I might need nose clipper too! Hehehe

Joyful said...

A girlfriend and I were joking the other day that the only time we get together any more is to accompany one another to Dr's appointments. With the aging process has come all sorts of yearly fun tests and proceedures and it becomes more bearable when endured with a friend and the promise of coffee after the appointment.

Oh...the fun of aging...

Praying for you,
Joy

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