My Response to mothers who don’t feel sexy.
“Let me get my flirt on. He’s smiling at me,” I thought, as I asked a young man for his assistance.
He said, “Follow me sir.”
“Sir,” I responded, “C’mon now.”
“Madam, I assure you. Believe me, you do not look like a man.”
“Yeah, ’cause I looked in the mirror before I left home.”
“Believe me, it is my mistake.” He smiles and helps me very graciously.
Every woman wants to feel beautiful. My mom helped me to see the light. We sat downtown on a park bench watching people walk by. I saw beautiful young ladies with flat stomachs and the gym look. I said to my mother, “Youth is beautiful.” She said, “We used to look like that. I know you’re not that stupid. Those women are aging as they walk. Youth is fleeting.”
I was in my early 40s then. I’m the first to admit, I want to look good. But, I don’t see age when I look in my mirror. I have a friend who says, “I don’t want nothing old and that includes money.”
I saw a vending machine, took out a wrinkled dollar and attempted to get a soda. The money was too old. The machine spit it out. I thought about friendgirl. With that said, that machine had the wrong mentality:)
Though friendgirl will disagree. She’d say, that machine knows exactly what it wants.
I like the mind. My man must be intelligent and know how to treat a woman. He has to be in tune to a woman’s emotional needs. In my opinion, an older man may very well fit my bill. I just want him to take care of himself. Wisdom is more valuable than money—though I appreciate and need money. I said all that to say this: After the kids are in bed, girly up.
Then look at yourself in the mirror until you see your beauty or sexy mama. Remember, we haven’t always been mothers. The kids will be grown soon, and you will still have to look at you. I’m beautiful because I exist, and so is every woman in the world. Every human being entered this world through a woman. Do you remember how cute you were when you were giving birth? I wasn’t as cute as I am now and I had youth.
My friends and I are sexy women.
Beyoncé and Tina Turner performed together—side by side. Beyoncé is pretty. Who can deny? But Tina Turner is beautiful through my eyes. She’s lived longer and has wisdom that comes with the aging process.