This is the last set of photos with my hair being colorful. . .though it started out cotton candy blue, it ended up looking mint green to white. There were people who had seen it cotton candy blue and thought I dyed my hair again because of how much it faded out. It was fun, but I am ready to “grow up” now that I’m less than 6 months away from turning 30. Time to embrace aging. I was watching a newer Doctor Who episode and (Dame) Diana Rigg who played Emma Peel in the 60s British show The Avengers (which I was obsessed with in my pre-teen/early teen years) played the villain as her real-life daughter played her daughter. It made me realize that no matter how much someone was thought of as gorgeous, aging is not a bad thing. I was still in awe of Diana Rigg’s performance and still saw that she was beautiful, even with all those wrinkles and the rasp in her once amazing sounding voice.
It all fades away, and so will I. My “performance” is what will stand-out. How I serve Jesus and obey Him is what should matter instead of the crazy outward vanity that I’ve had for a decade of my life. I see the obsession our society has in surgeries to maintain the fountain of youth, the materialism that entraps their wallets and hearts, and the desire to stay attractive to peers. It doesn’t matter. At. All.
I’ve noticed that the posts on my blog that I deem important, don’t get nearly as many hundreds of hits as the posts of me dressed in outfits that people think are pretty. It is sad and pathetic how society has become warped to understanding what really matters: passions and workings of the inward being through faith, not the outward appearance. Only a few of you (mainly people we know in person) are aware that Rob & I are preparing to go to India as missionaries in a few years (of course our kids will come too, in case you’re wondering about them). There are so many passions I have and they are all intertwined with loving my God and loving my neighbor. . and I am so thankful for the lessons I’ve learned that have brought me to this point in life. I am excited about the journey ahead for me as I put my trust in God through it all.