Who knew that I would develop such a distain
and look at my hands and feel such pain
A constant reminder of my age
My youth is gone and now the next stage
It’s hard to get old, to look at my face
I see things now that I wish I could erase
Lines and wrinkles, sagging and stains
Feeble reminders of my life’s pains
Who knew I would cringe at hearing Ma’am
instead of Miss, that feeling’s like “Dang…
Am I really that old? That you’d say that to me?”
I’m just little Katie, what I used to be
I don’t feel how I look, that girl inside screams
I am not anymore, what that now means
that life is now different, I don’t have my youth
It’s gone in an instant, now that is the truth
Like I blinked and I’m old, wow! It’s true
I try to deny it but it makes me feel blue
So down in the dumps and I don’t even look
At the girl in the mirror, that reflection’s a crook!
My reflection took away a good feeling I used to get
When I’d look I’d say, “you’ll never be old”, I bet
I’ll always look young, don’t worry, silly you!
But it happened, and now I sit and I stew
and I wish that I didn’t look the way that I do
Be careful, dear youth, it will happen to you too.
But I looked again, and I saw fresh and anew
These hands do way more than my youth used to
I can use a chainsaw, I can sew a full dress
My hands build furniture, they comfort duress
I can hold my two children, and wipe off their tears
I can turn pages of books and love them for years
My hands paint masterpieces, they type fun little rhymes
They hold up a giant when he is falling behind
but the most fantastic thing that my hands do now
Is fold together, while to my knees I bow
and pray to the Lord and tell him about how
I love him so dearly and I’ll never go back
to my youth, my life that was so off-track
So now when I look at my old hands
more beautiful, more powerful, way stronger than youth,
My faith, my new life is my living proof
My value is way deeper than my temporary skin
that unreliable beauty is so very thin
My true beauty is found way deep within
My heart, my soul, and so I begin
to love what I see when I look at my eyes
Cause that smile shines deeper to my happy surprise
I don’t see any wrinkles, I don’t care about age
I see eternity, I see beauty, I see a brand-new stage
That’s so much better than what I used to see
Thank you God for this brand-new me.
I love looking at the Bible after I am inspired by a rhyme.
Hands are such powerful tools. I am grateful for mine. They do so many wonderful things. Yet, they showed the first signs of aging, which also started to make me realize a weakness. God, help me to be grateful for all aspects of life, even the hard ones.
SO, back to the Bible. I love these verses in the Bible with reference to hands.
Isaiah 41:10-13 New International Version (NIV)
10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
11 “All who rage against you
will surely be ashamed and disgraced;
those who oppose you
will be as nothing and perish.
12 Though you search for your enemies,
you will not find them.
Those who wage war against you
will be as nothing at all.
13 For I am the Lord your God
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.
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I have noticed that as I age my nails, skin and hair have all changed, quite significantly. My nails are more thin, easier to crack and peal. They are also more susceptible to fungus – ew. I read this article and found it really interesting. The author explains 9 things that your nail health can identify.
So, as I battle all those disgusting things, I did some research on natural supplements that I can take to improve the health of my nails. I started taking this awesome Biotin and started noticing significant differences in my nail, hair and skin. BONUS!
My nails are so much stronger than they were before I started taking it. They also grow at a crazy rate now, I notice I have to cut my nails so much more often than I did before. They are not thin anymore, and thus, a lot less likely to break. I am super thankful for that
My hair is so much more healthy, and less frizzy. It is stronger than it used to be. I had a lot of breakage before because I dye my hair. Now I notice that my hair doesn’t break as easily and that means a lot less fly-aways. My frizz is way more tamed too.
I wish I could tell you that my skin has reverted back to the youthful 20-somethings, but it hasn’t. However, I do notice that it is a lot less dry and I live in the desert.
Overall, I really recommend taking a form of Biotin. I am super pleased with my results and I pray it works for you as well.
WOW! WONDERFUL! MAGNIFICENT!
Brought a tear to my eyes. Very encouraging to me, one who is realizing and feeling much them about being older than I ever thought I’d be.
Thank you ever so much for writing and sharing that! \o/
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Sorry, that’s supposed to say “feeling much the same” about being older.
Don’t know what happened there and didn’t realize it until afterwards.
God bless you Karl, have a great day, thank you so much for reading 🙂