Age progression shows itself in many ways. Yes, even with purses.
I saw a picture the other day of a little girls purse, it was so cute. Pink with a pink cell (play) phone inside, a pink plastic pony, a plastic necklace and a "my pony" hairbrush. This little girl likes to be a girlie girl, playing with everything pink.
I got to thinking about my purses. The ones I carried as a young mother were BIG, to hold not only my stuff but you would have found boxes of crayons and books and little, plastic dinosaurs ( I had boys). And cars! And books for them to look at and food. This woman is a mother with boys who took whatever would make them happy while out doing whatever. . .mom errands, church, visiting a friend.
Today the boys are grown and she can carry a better, more stylish purse but still big. You would find in my purse a water bottle, a bottle of Tylenol, a bottle of Pepto-Bismol, Kleenex. . .yes, a purse for the woman sliding down from the top of the hill. . .the one heading towards senior citizenry. Now she carries her medicine cabinet with her. (That's why it's big) If you're ever with me while we're out somewhere and you feel sick. . .I got you covered!
In the next season of my life, senior citizen season, there could be the purse holding a Depend and pictures of grandchildren. Or those fun things you find in grandma purses. . .gum, lifesavers, pen and paper to draw on, change.
But no matter what the purse, no matter what season you're in or what purse your carrying, you can always carry a tract to share with others and they make Bibles so thin now they will fit in any purse.
You would be surprised how often I get to pull out that Bible and read a verse. I've even been known to pull out a sandwich or a granola bar because sharing physical food goes well with spiritual food. (remember the dinner that fed 5000? ;)
OH, the things you can carry!
What do you carry in your purse?