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Dear Décolleté Age-Defying, Wrinkle-Reducing, Heavy-Duty, Extra-Firming, Miracle-Working Neck Cream:
I owe you an apology. Really, I do.
I have expected a lot from you the last several years. And it's not fair of me.
I am sorry.
As part of wanting to age gracefully, I looked to you for support, and I placed unrealistic expectations on you. I wanted you to firm and fix and tuck and lift. And I recognize it hasn't been healthy for our relationship.You know, me expecting too much from you and all.
You are only a neck cream, for heaven's sake. You can't erase years of wear and tear. You truly fix sagging skin and wrinkly flesh.
And on this milestone birthday, I realize, I don't want you to.
We have traversed a lot of ground together over the decades...laughter, tears, joy, sadness, victories, battles, blessings and challenges.
And through the wrinkly difficult times and the smooth wonderful times, I can say today as I turn 50, I like my aging neck. It reminds me of the blessed life I have been given by a faithful and good God. It reminds me of the wonderful family and amazing friends I've had the privilege to hug around the neck...and there are lots more hugs to be given and received still.
So, Décolleté Age-Defying, Wrinkle-Reducing, Heavy-Duty, Extra-Firming, Miracle-Working Neck Cream, let's continue to journey together. We've got lots to see and do and more terrain to cover. New bridges to cross, more precious peeps to hug and love, more ways to serve the Lord.
I promise not to expect too much from you. You are a neck cream, for heaven's sake.
Now, let's get going!