For the Love of Wrinkles

Thinking back about the women I have loved, my mom, aunts, and grandmothers, I remember admiring their beauty as a child. I remember thinking how uniquely beautiful they each were. I never thought “Oh gross, Monmon sure does have a lot of wrinkles.” I was lucky to be raised in a household where negative body discussions did not happen. I never heard my mom, aunts, or grandmothers talking about fixing themselves with creams, chemicals, or surgery. They just embraced and accepted who they are.

As I have aged and continue to find new wrinkles and a few grey hairs, I try to remember that it is a privilege to age. We all know or know of someone whose life ended way too soon. Some of us may have even fought the fight of life-fighting illnesses or addictions to make it to where we are today.  I want to leave the same legacy for my children that generations before me did, to love ourselves.

For me, I am choosing to embrace my aging. I am learning to love myself with my wrinkles and grey hair. I will stand tall in who I am and who I was made to be. I have earned each of these wrinkles and laugh lines. The memories of the moments that made me laugh so hard I cried will make these laugh lines a little sweeter.

Cheers to my wrinkles & grey hair! May they remind me (and you) that we are perfect just the way we are. You are loved. Let’s love ourselves and little more wrinkles and all!

Tiffany is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Desmond. Together they get to play the roles of Mommy and Daddy to Micah, a gifted Math Wiz of a teenager who is always making people laugh, and Keilyn, a spunky, flower loving, dancing girl who will stop and talk to anyone she meets. She was born and raised in Baton Rouge and has Cajun blood running through her veins. She works full time outside of the home in business administration. She started the journey of motherhood young but wouldn’t have it any other way. Her children have taught her to laugh, play and that sometimes it’s ok not to have a plan! She has a passion for teenagers and is an active mentor in her church’s youth group. In her rare free time she enjoys shopping, coffee, and date nights with her husband. She believes that everyone has a story to tell and enjoys meeting new people, making people laugh, and spending time with friends and family.


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