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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: HIDE




Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . . GO. 

I turned 40 earlier this year, and let me tell you, the gray hairs definitely got the memo.

I’ve always told myself that I wouldn’t dye my hair when the gray started, for a few reasons. I’m not against coloring hair, I just made the personal decision I wasn’t going to do it. But that doesn’t mean I don’t part my hair in a certain direction to minimize the visibility of the gray as much as possible . . .

My husband and I were invited to a fundraiser recently, and I wanted to do something different with my hair for the occasion. Instead of the usual side part, I decided to try gathering some of the hair in the front into a clip. I can’t explain it very well in writing, but in the mirror I thought it would look cute. However . . . the gathered hair in a clip definitely revealed a LOT more gray than the usual side part.

I then felt a moral dilemma. What was I going to do? I felt too old to be clipping my hair on top of my head. And maybe I am. But should I change the style just to hide the gray?

If I did, what would be the point of that?

I thought of all the other things I try to hide about my appearance . . . But when I do this, what am I really believing about myself? And what message am I sending to my teen daughter?

It’s true, I do try to hide certain things outwardly and inwardly. But I have to keep reminding myself: God sees it all, and He loves me anyway.






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