And who is old?

If you’ve been around Christianity for any length of time, and are a woman, then you’ve heard these verses: “These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.” (Titus 2:4-5)

I’ve always thought of myself as “the younger woman,” since I could always find someone older. I have a friend who is 93 and still drives, goes to church, and cleans her own house. I want to be just like her when I’m that age…except for the “cleans own house” bit.

Those verses are fine for younger women, but it does cause a problem if you’re older… which I haven’t been till this year.  So here is the problem, in verse form:

  • My cup runneth over,
  • It does, it does,
  • For I am old, and full of knowledge,
  • And so wise, so wise.
  • My cup runneth over,
  • It’s full, it’s full,
  • With wit, advice, and all my learning,
  • I’m ready, I’m ready!
  • My cup runneth over,
  • With years and years,
  • Of experiences I want to share, but….
  • Who’s to hear, who’s to hear?
  • My cup runneth over,
  • Here am I, here am I,
  • But my answers go unquestioned for…
  • No one asks, no one asks.

JRJ

 

 

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2 Responses to And who is old?

  1. Bonnie Apple says:

    Right there with you, Mom…..I’ve had some doozies through the years! It IS traumatic! And it WILL grow back. Love you – even with bad hair!

  2. Sylvia says:

    Only you dear friend, only you! :-)
    My hairdresser (undresser) :-) cut mine so short last week, I might as well have gone to a barber . Maybe you could dye it pink and tell people you are in your fading shriveling years. Love you.

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