This is how women SUPPORT other women: . . . To all the lovely ladies from 40 years and up... most of us are going through the next phase of our lives. We're at that age where we see wrinkles, gray hair and extra pounds. Menopause may have appeared, come and gone or just waiting around the corner. We see the cute 25-year-olds and reminisce. But we were also 25, just as they will one day be our age. What they bring to the table with their youth and zest, we bring with our wisdom and experience. We have raised families, run households, paid the bills, dealt with disease, sadness and everything else life has assigned us.
We are survivors... we are warriors in the quiet... we are women...like a classic car or a fine wine. Even if our bodies may not be what they once were, they carry our souls, our courage and our strength. We shall all enter this chapter of our lives with humility, grace and pride over everything we have been through and should never feel bad about getting older. It's a privilege that is denied to so many. ♥️ ! Cheers
When i was a young man, and have never experienced a woman in all her glory( in other words i was still a virgin) I was lucky enough that a woman that knew me from when i was 12 took me under her wing, she was 36 I was 17 going on 18. She literally taught me what to expect as woman grow older. I remember her talking to me about what women experience during their menstrual cycle, and she also told me about what to expect when they go through menopause, and lose their estrogen. We were together for 2 years, and thanks to her, she taught me to be a very considerate lover, and what a women usually like or doesnt like during a love making session. Soon after I fell in love with my wife of 52 years, and i truly remember, when we were invited to her 40th birthday party, my wife going up to her, and thanking her for all she taught me.
Well said. As we get older it becomes more and more clear how important the support and encouragement of other women is. We need to pass on our strengths to the next generation and encourage young women to be assertive and independent. Eventually, women's voices will be heard, but meanwhile we can do a lot to encourage each other.
When 30 or so years old, I was repelled and very fearful of getting old. I thought mistakenly, life would be empty, sad and frail.
At almost 70, I've never liked or appreciated myself, my strength, perseverance more, supported women my age and younger more. Or cared less about what others think about me.
Getting older is liberating. We find less is more in the way of material possessions, now we gather people to us rather than things.
Good post. I must fit into the 40+ category better than the under 40 since I've experienced most of that myself, including the grey hairs and weight gain (health problems) But yes, I hope to accrue more wisdom and patience as I grow old(er).
Saw you were from the Hill Country, Texas. I grew up in Kerrville. As an adult I have lived in several states within the midwest. Loved what you said! My Texan born, raised, lived all his life, and buried in Texas dad stated of me, "I know you will always be fine as you are strong and are a survivor." His words have helped me so many times through my life.
Thanks for your post.