Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Beauty, Wisdom and Grace....
Hello all! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful week thus far. Well I guess by now you have noticed the beautiful photo of the lovely Camille Cosby and the beautiful 97 year old Dorothy Height, educator, activist and so much more.
In this country of ours where youth is certainly worshiped, I am afraid the wisdom, grace and beauty of our seniors are many times overlooked.
I remember as a little girl I so enjoyed hearing all the stories the mother of our church would share with us kids. We children would gather around and listen intently as she told of her childhood, the land where she grew up, hard work and a lot of spooky stories too.:o) We children loved Mother Pounds so much! Whenever she entered the church she would soon have a gathering of children around her for we knew she had little treats in the huge purse she carried, something sweet.:o) She went to Heaven at the age of 98. What beautiful memories she left us kids, beautiful memories indeed. Many of her stories I still share today!:o)
As I look in the mirror and see those gray hairs appearing I see them as a right of passage, a sign of wisdom and beauty, preparation for the many stories I will tell.
The bible teaches us when there is a need to seek the elders of the church, it also teaches that women of age are to counsel, to direct, to guide. Let each of us not forget the wisdom that is richly among us in the wisdom of our seniors, something wonderful indeed.