Sunday, November 20, 2011

I Have Fought a Good Fight~

Today in Sunday School our teacher said something that will stick with me for a long time.  I feel like the last year or two have taken a toll on my body!  I see more small fine wrinkles appearing.  I am starting to sag in places I really shouldn't sag.  I am tired and usually want to go to bed by about 10 pm.  I color my hair, but when my roots show, there is a little gray!  My back hurts  after I run, or after I pick up Zach. 
     So what I am saying, is that I am not 19 anymore.  I think I am finally coming to terms with that.  I am not old by any means.  I still have a lot of spunk and energy and am so thankful I have great health.  The reason I am getting fine lines by my eyes is because I smile a lot.  The reason my back hurts is because I lift my kids up and kiss and hug them.  The reason I didn't go to the gym was either carpool for pre-school or I am sitting with the cute first graders helping them with their "word walls."  The reason you can see  my roots is because I am going to get my hair done next week or maybe the next.  I try to be a good wife and mother a good neighbor and friend.  I try to serve and pray for others.  I mow my lawn.  I mop my floor.  I try to work hard. 
     My Sunday School teacher talked about getting our priorities straight.  I have thought a lot about this today.  When my time comes and I meet  God.  I want to have wrinkles from laughing and smiling with my kids and friends.  I want to hurt and ache all over from hard work and from serving others.  I don't want to be so caught up in looking good that I missed living.  I will embrace my wrinkles and rolls.   I will embrace my gray hairs and aching body, and I hope that I can say that I fought the good fight and that I have returned with faith!


  1. I just love you. You are so real and so genuine.

  2. I just love this! Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts. I think my wrinkles are from a few to many Bear Lake sunburns. Lol!

  3. Good thoughts, Rach. We all get caught up in the worldy stuff, don't we? But it's not what really matters in the long run. Good perspective!

  4. I love this! Thank you for sharing