This week, I decided to participate, using the prompt : When I look in the mirror.....
I see a women that is much older than the person making the reflection. In my mind that lady in the mirror still thinks she is in her 20's, yet she is more that twice that, but thankfully, has twice the experience than that 20 year old had.
I see tired eyes, where there used to be bright blue, innocent eyes.
I see wrinkles, and creases, where there used to be pale white, smooth skin, covered in freckles.
I see someone that is worried about growing old and losing her ability to take care of herself. Independence should be cherished.
I see a woman that has always worked, but has been blessed to have work that enabled her to be home when her children hopped off the school bus, and sat at the kitchen table telling her about their days at school. This is a very very grateful woman.
I see a woman that could write at least 2 books about her life. The life that has caused those wrinkles and creases.
I see a woman who has had most of her life dreams fulfilled. Only needing to see her children happily married, and with their own children, to make her life complete.
I see my mother.