By Karen O’Connor:
It’s a good thing I learned to find God in those senior moments I’ve been having, because otherwise I’d be sunk!
On a weekend trip to Florida I enjoyed the luxury of a lavish bedroom suite. On my final evening before departure I decided to indulge myself in a spa bath.
I spread one of the rich lotions over my legs and then reached for my razor. Something didn’t seem right but I kept going. I didn’t want to interrupt my pampering to reach for my glasses. Later I read the description. The bottle I had selected was not shaving creme but hair conditioner––not recommended for legs––unless they’re very hairy, I suppose.
At that point I was happy that God takes care of me no matter what.
“Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you . . .” (Isaiah 46:4 in the Bible).
I shared this experience with a friend and she laughed out loud. She’d had a similar senior moment the week before. “In the ladies’ room at a restaurant,” she said, “I noticed a collection of several spray cans in a basket on the counter.”
She reached for a can as she primped her hair in the mirror. “A touch of spray was all I needed to keep it in place a few more hours.” But as she set down the can she saw the word Pledge™ across the front. Too late! “I pushed open the door, walked out of the bathroom and into the restaurant with a head of hair that was as shiny as the coffee table in my living room, and had the unmistakable scent of ‘lemon fresh’ you-know-what.”
Good thing we elderly sorts know how to find God in those senior moments!
©Karen O’Connor. Karen is a writing mentor and an author of many humorous books on senior moments, including It’s Taken Years to Get This Old (Harvest House Publishers). Check Karen’s web site for information about her books. www.karenoconnor.com
Enjoy this humorous YouTube video featuring funny senior moments.