(Closed) Feeling Old. PLEASE cheer me up.

posted 10 years ago in 40 Something
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think you looked amazing!  I’d have personally guessed your age at maybe 37 or 38.  And I think you killed that dress a lot better than most 25 year olds I know!! 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

You looked beautiful!  “Matronly” is the last word that I would use to describe the woman in those pics. 

 ETA:  the word I would use is radiant.  It is so obvious that you were incredibly happy, which only enhances your beauty.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

You really do look pretty and very happy. But I know exactly how you feel. I’m 44 and when I saw some of my pics I too was totally shocked that they didn’t show a 20 year old because that’s how I still feel inside. This is just the age where it’s hard to reconcile what you see in the mirror vs. what you see in your head. Lol No worries though-you look great!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think as we all get older the outter image doasn’t match with the inner spirit. Believe me I somethimes feel like I’ve lived a few lifetimes and feel it. Other times I feel like I’m a kid again. My fiance and I just got back from a bike ride and I always feel like a little girl when I ride my bike (I just keep reaching for the bell.. ding! ding!…lol)

I know what you’re saying but your from your pictures theres NO way I would have guessed you were over 40, no way!!! You look absolutely beautiful. I hope us girls have reassured you, you look amazing!!!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@sonomagal: You look stunning! Way younger and exuding happiness and healthiness more than many 20- and 30-somethings I know.

“matronly, tired, menopausal, and chubby” – not even close! Don’t self-sabotage, you are a beautiful bride 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@sonomagal: When I read that you see a face with imperfections and signs of age it triggered something Ive often thought of myself.

Im 46 years old, like you getting married the 2nd time and feeling more in love than I did my 1st husband. I see my reflection in the mirror and see tiny lines forming around my eyes and the wear and tear my body has been through. You know what? Im proud of every single line. I wouldn’t trade my face/body (ok, maybe my body…lol) for a 25 year old. I try to live by “I’m old enough to know what I want but young enough to do something about it!!!” Would you want to be that 29 year old bride again? I wouldn’t want to be the 19 year old bride I was even if a genie granted me that wish I’d say “No thanks”, I love my life now. Please know you’re not alone, I totally understand and I’m here for you if you want to PM me.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have to agree with the pp’s you look extremely happy, and that to me says youthful! You look awesome, definitely NO where near 50.

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@sonomagal: and you ARE a beautiful 50 and if you ask anyone here they would never think you’re anywhere near that. Us women are hard on ourselves, we can fight aging but will never win, eventully it’s gonna catch up to us. Be proud you’ve fooled mother nature this long!!!!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You honestly look VERY beautiful and happy. The adjetives you used to describe what you see definitely don’t match what we see. congrats!

Post # 13
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396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You honestly look VERY beautiful and happy. The adjetives you used to describe what you see definitely don’t match what we see. congrats!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

You look gorgeous…  

I know how you feel.  When I imagined what I would look like on my wedding day, I imagined the 23 year old that I was when I was first married… But that isn’t who’s in the wedding pictures that I treasure so much now… The woman in my wedding pictures is older and wiser with a lot more experience. She’s heavier, not in the best shape of her life any more and she has some gray hair that she covers with hair color…All those things show in the pictures, but so does something else…For the first time, I see a woman who is completely in love in my wedding pictures… 

That’s what I see in your pictures too… A woman who is completely in love, with the confidence and experience to know it’s for real. 

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