Thursday, November 29, 2007

Hope of Tomorrow

I am very excited for tomorrow- two really small yet energizing events coming up! One, I have finished my current prayer journal, and get to add it to the shelf with the others- each one full of answered prayer and proof that God is both very real and that He loves me very much. I have a new PINK journal to use beginning tomorrow!!!! Starting a new journal always makes me so happy, I can't really explain why- but fresh starts are so wonderful to me!

Speaking of fresh starts, I also get to go see Tia the wondergirl tomorrow and get a touchup on these roots:How very sad is it that I am THIS grey at age 36??? The upside is that it's a total treat to go visit my cutiepants hairdresser- even though she is this adorable petite YOUNG ballroom dancer with electric pink hair! For me it's like visiting the fountain of youth. Tia the wondergirl massages my scalp and neck when she washes my hair, and she even waxes my brows. The best thing is she always turns me loose feeling young and sassy... which I need 'cause I can't stand that so many people feel the need to point out the greys. LIKE I DO NOT KNOW!

I suppose I shouldn't complain, but like Anne of Green Gables, I have discovered that I am very vain about my hair. I'm just not ready to let it go grey yet... what about you, internet? Are you letting it just come as it comes, or are you fighting it? I like the look on other ladies, but not so much on myself. This is just one crown I am not so excited about wearing...anyone else?

Gray hair is a crown of glory;it is gained by living a godly life.
Proverbs 16:31


Jenn said...

At 35, I have a lot of gray hair (that my husband loves to point out). I am about ready to take the plunge and let my stylist start covering it - but I have never colored or highlighted my hair so I am a little hesitate, b/c I am not sure I am ready for all the maintenance. But I will do what I have to b/c I am not going to go gray gracefully!

Fight it as long as you can!

Jenster said...

I keep a prayer journal as well. They're especially great when I'm struggling.

As for grey - it plummets me into the depths of despair. (how's that for an Anne quote?) I fight it tooth and nail and actually just got off the phone to reschedule my next appointment.

Becky said...

That's great that you keep faithful prayer journals. The past couple of years, I keep a running list (in a spiral notebook) of prayer requests and praises.

When my son announced a few years ago (in front of a bunch of people, no less) when I'd turned 30 that I had "sparklies" I knew it was time to Dye.

Unfortunately, I'm extremely sensitive to salon dyes. Not even Henna works for me (unless I want a slightly greenish cast to my hair). *sigh* So when the grays became too plentiful for a jumbo black sharpie to hide with a couple of quick strokes when dressing up, I had no choice but to just let it go.

I don't feel too bad, though, as the hubby is going gray at the same rate as me.

care-in said...

I have blonde hair so I'm curious as to what my gray will look like. If it starts to look "dirty" as I call it then I will do something. My parents are almost 60 and still don't have a full head of gray hair so maybe I have good genes!!

Mama P said...

I am very lucky. I have never had a single gray hair. HOWEVER... ahem... I do have the eye wrinkle thing starting up. Gooooood help me on that one. No wondergirl hairdresser can fix that.