We are made in the image of God according to Genesis.
Does that mean that now that I am old, God is old too?
Does God have wrinkles, aches and pains like I do?
I have led an interesting life and have no regrets
despite all the mistakes I’ve made.
Retirement has agreed with me and
I keep painting all the places we’ve seen
as we’ve traveled.
Soon we’ll be off to a new adventure,
moving cross country to join our family out west.
While it’s hard to pack up our 30 years in this house,
I don’t have any emotional attachment to it.
It’s been a good home to raise children and dogs,
and I enjoyed having my office here for 23 years,
while not having to work for other people.
I think home is not a physical place, but the
spiritual and emotional place with my husband
I’m watching the snow melt today and enjoying the sunshine.
My earliest flowers have blossomed in a sunny spot,
the others won’t be far behind.
I hope we’ll find a new house with flowers or a big yard.
Our pup will have his “cousins” around to play with and
I will have granddaughters and more family nearby.
We’ll be back every summer to visit our family
in New England, so I don’t feel that I’m leaving
As I get creakier, I am also waiting for the arrival
of the newest granddaughter, who appears to
be a few days late. I think about giving birth
to my children and all the changes since then.
She will also be in the image of God and I think too
about the cycle of life. I hope her life will be easier
and better than mine has been.
L’Chaim. To Life!
*Genesis 1:27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
©Linda H. Feinberg