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Getting Older

Posted under LOL, My Kids Make Me Smile, Poetry - Jul 31st, 08

As I begin my 37th year,

Some things in my life are really clear:

Trials begin with every rising sun.

Life can be hard, and work never done.

But, I love to laugh and enjoy each day.

My troubles just seem to fade away!

The Lord gives me grace each day I’m a mom,

And keeps the “sea” inside of me calm.

I feel a tug at my heart. Is it true?

Am I living each day, just for You?

Soften my heart. Is there a callus there?

From friction and stress, will You repair?

Well, it’s official…I am old. I received two Ped-Eggs for my birthday from some very sweet, uncalloused (meaning they are really not insensitive) people. If you don’t know what a Ped-Egg is, don’t worry…I just found out a month ago, and I’m going to tell you all about it. It is an egg-shaped, cheese-grater-like tool that you use on your foot calluses. You know, the thick skin that develops on your heels from the stress of walking, shoes that rub you wrong, science…friction?

Do you think my family was trying to tell me something? I got two! Benjamin said, “I guess you will have one for each foot!” The other day when that piece of glass went through my heel, I was only so thankful to have thick calluses! However, I do like soft things, and my heels were not in the soft category. I was excited about using this gizmo, and I told the girls they could have my extra one. Well, after looking at their soles, not a one of them had a callus…pretty, young feet. I felt pretty old again.

Then, we tested it out on a balloon (because there was a picture of it claiming to be that gentle). I must say, most of us thought the balloon would pop, but it did not. It is a gentle tool, and my heels are feeling young again. Do I sound like a commercial?

Well, as I was using this nice pampering gadget on my sole, I started thinking about my heart (and soul). So many times I have read, “Don’t let your heart be hardened” in various scriptures. What causes this hardening? Is it friction and stress? Is it time? Getting older? If so, I want the LORD to use the Ped-Egg on my heart!

3 Responses to “Getting Older”

  1. Kane Says:

    Happy late birthday. =)

  2. 37forever? Says:

    Thank you! Hope you are doing well. I went to a slumber party last night, with the ladies from our church meeting, wearing my pajamas, and bc mentioned I should have asked you if I could borrow your Tigger hoodie and slippers! Even I have my limits!
    Happy Saturday to you.

  3. cc Says:

    Psa 95:1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
    Psa 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
    Psa 95:3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
    Psa 95:4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.
    Psa 95:5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
    Psa 95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
    Psa 95:7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,
    Psa 95:8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
    Psa 95:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.
    Psa 95:10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:
    Psa 95:11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

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