Friday, September 27, 2013

A Reveal 40 years in the Waiting

When I was a young teenager
(some 40 years ago)
There was one thing about myself that I struggled with
It wasn't my weight or height
It wasn't my list of chores or parental controls

It was that I Hated my Teeth

In my family, it just wasn't necessary or a priority for 
the girls to get braces
Oh how I wanted them though

As I became an adult and started earning my own income,
I never seemed to have enough cash to pay for braces

Once I met and married my hubby
Children arrived and other things took priority over our finances

It was always a desire to get braces but was also
A higher priority for my children to have straight teeth
And not feel self conscience about their smiles

So, As the boys grew
They had years of braces, both have beautiful smiles to prove it

Then when I felt money was less of an issue
Hubby became ill, his teeth began falling out
And dentures overruled braces

I would not have had it any other way
It was not something to complain about
Just the choices we made while raising a family

However, after my hubby passed away on Christmas Eve 2010
I had to make some tough choices about finances

We did not have life insurance
But God blessed those days and with good counsel
I made several decisions that eased a bit of the financial

Seven months after hubby met Jesus face to face
I did this:

I finally got braces
That was July 18, 2011

The above was July 2013

And THIS is September 26, 2013
They may not be Perfect
But I will Never Regret one moment of 'torture'
I went through or one financial sacrifice I made to have
my teeth straightened

Some may think this is selfish and vain
But for me
It has boosted my confidence and brought some sense of 
Joy to my life

I DO Consider This JOY

What about you?
Have you done something that you always wished you could?
I'd love for you to share!!

God Bless!


  1. Your teeth look beautiful! I don't think it is selfish or vain in the least. We as women are taught that doing anything for ourselves is a bad thing but that's just not the case. You waited, you sacrificed and this was your time.

    Good for you my friend!

  2. So happy for you, Cindy! Beautiful smile!

  3. They're beautiful! And I'm so glad you did it! You're telling my story. I've never liked my teeth either and we never had the money growing up for braces and just like you, as an adult, there was always other things more important.
    I say WAY TO GO GIRL!

  4. God bless you Cindy. Your teeth look beautiful!

  5. Hi Cindy, I'm thankful that you were able to finally get them; your teeth look perfect and you look beautiful.
    God is faithful to His children!

  6. What a beautiful smile from a lady with a beautiful heart!

  7. Wow - has it been that long? Your smile shines forth. I'm so happy for you.


Hi Friend, I read and cherish every single comment you leave! You bring Joy to my heart! Blessings, Cindy