I shared a very vulnerable post recently on IG and the backstory to the post is this. I had just finished filming an updated video of our eminent domain case when the creator of the video said “Do you want to see what it is going to look like?” Of course, I said yes. Well, let me tell you the only thing I saw was those necklines. My goodness, I stood there staring at them on that screen and thinking there was zero chance this video was going public. But, I kept it to myself. I was thinking maybe he can edit them out or something right? Well, he sent me the finished video which by the way took him seven hours to finish and I immediately said NOPE it is not going out. Then I heard the sigh in his voice and I knew he would do what I wanted. Sounds horrible doesn’t it? But hold on, that is when something beautiful happened, and I remembered something. If there’s one thing I have learned in this life it is this. When things are hard you can either run from them or face them. So, that is exactly what I did. I gave the green light for the video to go liven Youtube, and I made a video in the raw on IG showing those necklines. Those necklines have been with me my whole life. And they are not going anywhere. Funny how little things can become big things if we let them. Yes, those necklines are deeper but guess what so am I. They are not supposed to look like when I was ten. I’m not ten. I’m going to be 51 in April. If I can encourage any woman who is struggling with aging. Embrace it. I remember I could not wait to turn fifty. It felt like such an achievement to earn that fifty status. Seriously, I could not wait. Aging is a privilege. Taking care of yourself is a privilege. Showing the world how to do it is an extreme honor. Be gracious to this version of who God has created you to be. You are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Mika Race



Here is the link to my IG post. Leave me a comment if this post helped you, please.