Aug 31, 2009

Dear God

Dear God,

I'm having a little problem and I was wondering if you wouldn't mind helping me out. It's about this aging process. I'm having kind of a tough time with it. I was just looking at a picture of myself taken a year ago and noticed I only had one chin back then. And these jowls are most unbecoming. Do you think it would be okay to tweak the gravitational pull just a tad? I suspect it's due for calibration.

I'm sure it would help to decrease, or even eliminate the pain I get in the balls of my feet when I stand or walk for more than an hour. I could then go back to walking miles and get in shape again, I know you are concerned with my health and fitness.

I'm sure my back wouldn't hurt when I sit on the floor, and my knees would once again be able to move me from that position to a standing position without complaint. I believe my scale would give a more accurate weight reading as well.

The girls have started trying to play with the jiggle on the back of my arms lately. The gravitational pull is clearly a bit too strong since I am exercising with weights but the girls still want to play with the jiggle. There are a few other places that seem to have more of jiggle these days too and I am so thankful that you have allowed those areas to escape their attention.

Thank you God that you hear me and that you promise to take care of all my needs. This one little thing would be most helpful.


Edie

A girl needs to be so lost in God, that the guy is going to have to seek HIM to find her!

18 comments:

An Imperfect Perfection said...

I ditto that prayer!!

Tammy said...

Here some encouraging news, five years from now you'll look back and think to yourself "Wow, I was one hot babe!"

Well,at my age of 51, that's what I tell myself to get through the day...until I find another goat hair on my chin:(

Love and Hugs~Tammy

Joyfulsister said...

Lord help us !!!!! LOL.. This is my prayer as well sistah. oh and the other day I looked at myself in the mirrror and saw my MOM !!!! :O

B His Girl said...

ok, I'm laughing at your post and comments. You are making my lines bigger on my face! Keep working out with your weights and praying on those knees. You are beautiful! B

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Oh my....my children have been playing with the jiggles on my arms! Ugh!

Funny, I just read this this morning. I want to be fruity in my "old age":
Psalm 92:12-14
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God.
They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green...

Kelly Combs said...

Praying in affirmation with you! LOL! Yes, me too!

Yolanda said...

Shew-ee, Jiggles. And that's all I'm gonna say about that.

Lovingly,
Yolanda

TRUTH SHARER said...

Oh, Honey... I'm right there with you! I looked a picture of myself taken just two years ago and asked myself, "Where did she go?"

Then just this morning I looked in the mirror and scared myself! UGH!
What's next??

Praise God that HEAVEN awaits!

Choosing JOY in the aging process,
Stephanie
[JESUS - For His Name's Sake]

Andrea said...

Amen...praying GOD will restore my bodies youth and if HE chooses not to..I pray HE will give me the ability to love myself the way I am.
Blessings and prayers, andrea

PS: It was great to chat with you. You are an awesome person and I am thankful to count you as a friend.

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KrippledWarrior said...

First I need to say up front: I am not a flatterer. I only have the blunt truth as my motive. I have never kissed up to anyone and I ain't starting here.
Now, that said; I think you are beautiful. Your eyes sparkle and I never saw any imperfections in your countenance. The aches and pains of age are God's way of letting us not feel bad about moving on from this body to our glorious new one. Wear your age with pride. Not everyone is smart enough to make it this far. God calls fools home early. IN HEAVEN THERE ARE NO FLABBY ARMS. Sore feet. Aching knees or loss of energy. You have learned much and I appreciate your willingness to share. If you were some twenty-something ditzy airhead looking fashion gal. Sure we would like looking at you. But then who would hear anything you say? Yolanda, Kelly, Tammy, Andrea, Joyful, BHis, TruthSharer, Imperfect, Joyful. Ditto! Can you smell what I'm cooking? Truth and love in great big tupper bowls. With no sugar and no artificial additives.
KW

Sharon said...

Well if you don't mind sliding over alittle I would like to join in and share this with you as well. I just turned 49 and saw those jiggles in my arms, and so did my hubby, need to borrow those weights when you are not using them. :)
It's nice to visit again, I have been out of the picture alittle bit, just needed a break! Looking forward to visiting again real soon.
Blessings, Have a beautiful day my friend :)

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Heart2Heart said...

Edie,

Found my way over here from Greg's blog this morning and I am so thankful and glad I did. I love your post this morning. I often wonder when getting out of the shower just who put that fat suit on me to begin with? It's not that funny anymore.

Hang in there with all of us. Heaven will be a whole different place and I know God will keep us all looking amazing.

Have decided to follow you and would love it if you could come by as well.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

My ADHD Me said...

I just left this long comment (imagine that!) and it has disappeared. Now I am wondering where it is and if it is going to show up some where else or if it is destined to float around in blog space forever.
Now if I can remember what I wrote.

I know I was going to write "Dear God, Ditto." but then read your first comment.
Then I read KW's comment and thought "That's Right!"

Finally I decided on something like:
Dear God,
Thank you for all your gifts. Thank you that I am relatively healthy. Thank you, thank you... but ...."Ditto!".
Amen

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Are you kidding? I'm not even 40 yet and I can identify with this. That's really sad.

But I don't think you're really describing what anyone else sees. All we see is sheer beauty! :-)

Jane In The Jungle said...

Oh girl!!!
I caught myself in the mirror today and thought surely that is not what I really look like, LOL!!

Barb said...

Oh, ladies, these comments and insights are all hysterical. Edie! I usually leave your blog encouraged and uplifted... but today I'm sagging (pun intended).

Regardless of all of the issues with the weight of the world in your (our) flesh... YOU are beautiful.... (and in 5 years you'll look back and think you were one hot babe...oh, LOL!)