“As you walk to the boundary of your understanding into the twilight of uncertainty, exercising faith, you will be led to find solutions you would not obtain otherwise.” Elder Richard G. Scott.

Friday, September 14, 2012

I like that!

I was out shopping the other day.
This lady comes up to me and says
"Where do you get your hair streaked? They sure do a great job! It's so even, you would never even guess it's fake"
My response?
"My kids streaked my hair"
She looks at me quizzically.
"All these streaks I have in my hair? I have earned them. Each one of them is a grey hair that has been "streaked" by something that happened in my life"

It got me thinking.
A while ago I decided to embrace the grey that I have and not dye my hair.
Some people have said "you are young, it just ages you, dye your hair"
Hello, I am in my mid 30's and people still ask for my parents when people call my house, they ask for my mommy.
When I am out shopping I sometimes get asked if my parents are with me.
I do NOT need to look any younger.
I kinda like my grey's.
I have earned every single one of them.
Mostly not because I WANT to have earned them, just no choice but to earn them.
Sometimes when I am down on myself in a struggle and am most probably earning grey's at a most rapid pace, I try to remind myself that I at least HAVE hair to go grey.

Now I think I will like it even more since it looks like mt hair is nicely streaked!

2 comments:

JRoberts said...

Love it!

I sometimes wish I was going grey...seems you get a little more respect as you age. Not being noticibly old (like my age attests to) is sometimes a bit of a drag. I would love to be taken seriously one of these days. :)

Creative Confessions said...

I'm kinda excited when I'm older and I get white hair,lol. I think it looks distinguished.