Mending

Mending cover

It’s the eve of another year past. Life changes and different anatomical pains arise. I made some new friends this year and reunited with some old acquaintances. There were some I wished well and sent them on their way. But, in a summation, I wish I knew where life would find me.

I’m not sad or alone, decrepit or incapacitated but instead, I feel young and vibrant; blessed with vitality and youthfulness. It makes me wonder, because, at my age, I shouldn’t be going ninety miles per hour. If God is making an example out of me, well… He’s doing a pretty good job! So it’s time to reflect on the past hurricanes ravaging my lingering memories. That’s all left to stand.

I ask God to lead me in an effort to comprehend life’s twists and turns. My future path is anyone’s guess, but I can say He’s made miracles happen which are out of my control. I have to decipher my own handwriting when He fills my head with messages. I only wish I could dial the heavens and share the joy with Mom and Dad.

Materialistically, a loss is a sign of weakness, but spiritually speaking, any catastrophe brings strength in times of adversity. Outside forces controlled my earlier years. But for the second half, I’ll return to the point God first touched me. I’m mending this section and my days left in it. I only ask of my Father to protect me. May joy accompany my life, and friendships blossom, yet praise the “love” who kept searching for me. Mending the past to the present is heaven-sent – this makes sense. I only wish I figured out the signs He was sending me thirty-four years ago for there’s no telling the direction my life would yield. Today, a gravitational pull beacons my spirit as God is now my priority.

I’m older tomorrow by one year, and I wonder how many more God will give me to enjoy? Though I lost my parents when I was young, He watches over my hurts and fills my soul with peace. But, how can “sorry” help if no one ever listened to my hurts? Only forgiveness sends messages to the deceased. To patch my broken years, I would have to fill the voids; however, there’s no home remaining, nor church which captivated my soul – just the first place I came in contact with the Almighty.

Mending a broken past with joyful present memories brings me a craving of jubilation. Jesus knows my heart.

Thank you, Lord, for my life!


EDITOR’S NOTE:

God bless you, my sweet husband! Your walk in life is the most inspiring I’ve ever witnessed. You are a joy and inspiration to our family and friends! Each day spent with you brings another smile and blessings bountiful. How can we ever thank you enough for “just being you”!

Thank you, God, for the glorious messenger you brought into all our lives!

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Something useful no 7 (as shared on social media)

How life can be unfair to men in their old age.

I have seen men work, labour, sweat throughout their youthful lives on their wives and children and I have also seen how they end up.

As you are working hard to train your children and to make your wife proud, don’t forget to put away something for yourself for your old age.

May you not be begging your children to eat in your old age. Remember, women can be jumping from one son’s house to another daughter’s house. . .Not so for men.

Can I tell you the truth? You are a stranger in that family you call yours today. That house you struggled to build is not yours. Its for your wife and the children.

A friend sent me a story recently. Let me quote him here: “My grandfather told me that a married man is like a tractor that builds a road, does it very nicely but when the road is completed, they bring a low loader and carry the tractor away, claiming it will spoil the road! That tractor is never allowed to step on the road it built!

“Same is the case of we married men. We deny ourselves, get loans, wear used clothes, etc to see our children through high school, university etc because we believe that the only gift we can give them is quality education.

When they are old enough, the fathers often become dispensable. The attention of the children shifts to their mothers.

May be these mothers poison their minds against their fathers, who knows?

You hear a typical mother uses phrases like ..”If it wasn’t for me, you wouldn’t have gone to school”. “I sold all my gold, trinkets, and cloth to send you to school”.
“Your father was only interested in alcohol and women while I suffered to pay your fees!”

(Now the tractor that built the road is being carried away!)

“Once the child starts working, father would have retired. When he comes visiting his parents, the poor father is given GHC 200 in front of the mother, while the mother pulls him to the kitchen to collect 50 times what father got… and the father doesn’t know what mother got!

“Once the child drives off, the father is told to bring money from his pittance to buy this and that, buy sugar to prepare lipton unless he wants to drink sugarless tea! These are some of the reasons men die early!

“A mother flies abroad to visit her children or goes to play baby nurse while the father sits at home, buying and eating kenkey and herrings every morning!

After six months abroad, she returns home fresh to meet father looking hungry and sick”.
She will be gone in another direction within one month after she has shown off her fresh looks to her friends and neighbors.

Old age could be very lonely and agonising for men who did not plan for it. May you not become a liability on your children in your old age. May your children not wish you early death when they can’t manage you again in your old age.

To live a happy old age,

* Build your own house where you will live in your old age.
* Build businesses, preferably properties, that will feed you in your old age.
* Create conveniences, start learning things that will engage you in your old age.
* Build friendship and goodwill that will serve you in your old age.
* Right now, start to be relevant in your Church, mosque or community so you could be reckoned with in your old age.

Old age could be lonely. An old age without money in your pocket is a slow, agonising death sentence!

Be warned. Take action NOW…! Copied

Published as received on social media.

Look young secret

Many people look older than they really are. Many factors account for this. One reason is they think old. When you think old, you are bound to act old and look old.

The secret of staying young is to think young and feel young at heart. In addition, to eat foods that will keep you young, interact with the young, free your mind of worries, negative thoughts and ill feelings against others.

These are the things that I do and intend to continue to do to keep me looking young.

DAILY PROMPT
Young At Heart
What are your thoughts on aging? How will you stay young at heart as you get old.

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