Ever look in the mirror and say holy cow! Who is that with all the lines on her face like a road map!
Nope, me neither. She’s been visiting me for years,
I saw her face on her wedding day smooth cheeked then, so calm knowing this was the man God placed before her for a lifetime commitment.
I saw her face with a baby on her hip, many babies.
I saw her face braiding hair, of many heads and colors
I saw her face with tears, worry, joy & pride as a young mother
I saw her face peek in to watch daughters apply make up & a
son shave for the first time (that I knew of)
I saw face at prayer and peace…..with tears of joy and sadness for her children, knowing they had to make some decisions on their own, and live with the consequences.
I saw her face on her children’s wedding day knowing they too were marrying the the person God placed in their path.
I saw her face as her daughter gave birth & she held held her grandchild for the first time
I saw her face reflected in the NICU window peering at another beloved grandchild, full of faith, love & fear all at the same time
I’ve seen her face, full of self doubt, fear, joy, laughter & love.
(OK, I’ve seen her pissy a few times too, but we won’t so there)
Last night, I saw her face full of love reflected in the mirror as she stood and watched her graying (stud muffin) husband sleep, thanking God for every day he has given her with this man & looking forward to the years ahead and other lines to come.
Who do you see when you look in the mirror?