Just so you know…

Not that you care or need to know, but just in case you do…

I do not want to be a "hot" grandmother.

When I am 70, I don't want to look like I am 40.

 I want to look like grandma.

I want to be in good health and good spirits, but not without wrinkles or laugh lines.

I am looking forward to the day when I can focus on baking and gardening, puttering and resting.

I, for sure, want to still be having sex with my husband and romance on Friday nights.

But I don't want my face to be frozen to look like it did 10 years ago with botox and fillers.  I want to grow into my oldness and go deeper into who I am as a wife, mother, and hopefully grandmother.

I want to be available to those I love.

I want to smell good and wear appropriate, but pretty, clothes for my age.

I look at some older women these days and my heart aches for the their faces that are frozen in the past.  I have compassion for their minds that think somehow things were better "then."

But, often, I see other women who are embracing their age and their changing bodies and faces with humor and happiness…

These are the women I idolize and admire.

I want to follow in their wise and beautiful and wrinkled footsteps.

I want to be warm (not hot) as a woman embracing "the way of it."

I hope you'll join me …