By ExaltHimx7, 2013-08-16
I'm going to give you guys my personal glimpse of dreads and mature women. Society places such great value on youth and beauty, but I'm here to tell you that mature women are just as lovely. We have learned life lessons that the young have yet to learn; we have seen it, done it, lived it. We have a depth of understanding that only comes with time, age and experience. We are mothers, sisters and wives and we love deeply. We care deeply and we are here for you when you need us'].
I began my journey smack dab in the middle of menopause (*gasp!*). The older I get the more comfortable I've become with my God given self. Dreads fascinated me for years and years, but I was always too self conscious to attempt growing them. I worried about what people in general would think, specifically my Hubby and kids, their teachers, my parents...the list goes on and on. Well, I found the Dreadlock site about 4 years ago and I stalked it for about a year before I joined and took the plunge. I learned the right way to let my hair dread and I met tons of really super people. It's like a big extended family, kind of like a good church']. I grew my dreads for 1.5 years and have never been happier with myself and my hair.
Then came mega hot flashes! UUUgh I had a really hard time with that, and in a nutshell, I ended up cutting my hair and shaved the sides thinking I'd be a lot cooler. Well I wasn't. And I was dreadless. I was so upset with myself and I was really not loving taking care of my hair. I began to re-grow my hair and I am at the point where I am dreading again. Joy Joy Joy!! This time it's for keeps.
We continue to live and learn until our time on Earth is over. Be you, be loving, caring, giving. Be, do, go. Don't hold on tightly to transient things; hold onto people. Hold onto Jesus. In the end that's all that really matters...xoxo