Friday, January 30, 2009

Gray Hairs

Occasionally a gray hair or two will pop up on the crown of my head. I normally just tweeze them away and stand firmly in denial that I am aging. After all, I still feel so young! I've only had maybe 20 or so my whole life, but still they're becoming a little more consistent in their arrival. The other day I was looking at Andrew's sideburn hair and noticed he was getting some "frosting", too. At first I was disgusted because I knew his would be looked at as distinguished and mine would be just plain signs of aging. But, then I realized that this meant a dream of mine was starting to come true! We are both graying... that means we are growing old together! I hope we get much older than this but still, we've started on the journey. We'll have been married 13 years this summer and we've been dating each other another 2 1/2 years. I love him so much even though he may be one of the reasons for some of those gray hairs!

But, to add a cherry on top of that "gray-hair-equals-growing-old-together" realization there was a blip I heard on TV about the newest trend in celebrity hair. You guessed it! They're going gray. The trend, they say, is to be natural and not cover your gray. So from that point forward I decided not to tweeze at my crown of glory but to just see what happens. Currently I have about 5 gray hairs that I can occasionally see, that's without digging around for more. I'm sure they do have some friends that are still hiding from me. So far nobody's stood aghast, staring at the top of my head. I guess nobody really cares too much about it and the one person who I would most like to impress says he likes it just fine!


Alyssa and Ron said...

I just love your blog. You are funny, witty and full of grace. And you ARE aging beautifully. Isn't it great? I am noticing those things too and it is a little strange. But knowing I am aging with the one I love as well, is great! Keep up the great job of wife, mom, maid, dishwasher, chef, animal caretaker, egg farmer, and what else is it you do? Oh, can't forget the bball cheerleader.

Alyssa and Ron said...

Did the comment "You are aging beasutifully" sound rude? Now I feel really bad, like it was not polite. I hope that you didnt take it that way. ;)

The Nordstrom Family said...

Not offensive at all Alyssa. Taken as a compliment really. Thanks!

SLMW8MAN said...

I must have set the trend for the movie stars.

Lord, lift me above my own narrow horizons, that I might fulfill your true vision for me. - B.J. Hoff