Old or Vintage?
I am linking up with The Gypsy Mama today for the 5 Minute Friday. This is where I get to write however I want, without striving for perfection. No editing here (except to add a picture or to make any scriptures look pretty). Just real and raw, straight from my heart to yours.
Today’s Prompt: Older
Ready. Set. Go!
I had a conversation with my kids a while back. They have heard me say how I am getting older. My body hurts, I can’t remember what day of the week it is. I put food that is supposed to go in the refrigerator in the freezer, and vice versa. I blame a lot of the things I can’t do, or don’t do well, on the fact that I am getting older.
My youngest son (8) was visiting his grandparents a while back and told them they were getting older. Well, actually, he said they were “vintage”. Out of the mouths of babes. If you’ve ever gone vintage hunting, then you know that these items are often priceless. They each come with a unique story. Often tarnished, you wonder where they came from. What lives have they touched?
And I wonder as I get older, will I be like the vintage heirlooms that I’ve brought into my home. Will my life tell a story? Will those who come after me sit and talk about the impact I’ve made on their lives, the beauty that was fond laying underneath my tattered and old body.
I may be getting older, but I hope that with age comes wisdom for the next generation. My prayer is that my life would count for something. That it would speak to the generations that are following behind me. I pray that I would be known as my smart young son said — “vintage”. Old, but still worth something.
Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come. (Psalm 71:18)
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