So the other day I was brushing my hair and all of these gray hairs showed themselves and I kind of freaked out… I thought that you weren’t suppose to get grey hair until you have grand kids. I told one of my friends and her only advice was not to pull them because when one gets pulled it grows back two! That was not helpful.
Just like everyone else during these times it has been a little stressful and kind of a hard year. I had lots of plans to make this an awesome year and then all of the cancellations and other challenges that came to us happened and it made it a little bit stressful.
This has been a hard year for a lot of people not just me. But, I have learned a lot from these challenging times.
I have learned that tough times teach you who your real friends are. You learn pretty quickly who is for you and who is against you. Let’s be honest in the back of our minds we already know who these people are but the hard times make it even more obvious. Especially when those people are going through tough times as well but still lends a listening ear.
I have also learned that it really is true that when one door closes another one opens. I have had many events cancelled that I was really looking forward to but because they were cancelled I was able to go and do some other things that ended up being a better deal then what the first one would have been in the first place.
I have also learned that I am a lot tougher then what I thought. To be a ranch wife is not for the faint of heart and no matter what happens you just have to get up, readjust and try again. I think that we forget that the adventures and hard times are the things that we look back on are what we are most proud of. The scares are proof that we have lived and that includes a little gray hair. I have listened to a lot of cowboy stories in my life and never have a heard a story about how everything went perfect. No one wants to hear that and anyways it’s probably a lie because their is always a little deviation from the plan.
We all go through hard times and it seems like this year they have been thrown to us a little faster then normal but I am going to try and embrace them and my gray hair and look at all of the great things they have done for me. They made me a stronger person, made my marriage stronger, made it brutally obvious who is for us and who is against us, let me go on some amazing adventures that I could only dream about.
I think Miranda Lambert says it best when she says “If (life) starts giving me lemons, just mix ’em in my dirnk and if the whole wide world stops singing and all the stars go dark I’ll keep a light on in my soul and keep a bluebird in my heart.”
I hope that you are embracing your gray hair and scares they are just proof that your living a life full of adventure!
P.s. Under a cowboy hat you can’t even see them. 😉