83-year-old Gets Breast Implants

inner beauty, Bible, Christ's image
My grandma (shown) inspired me with Christ's image
Earlier this year, Marie Kolstad, an 83-year-old great grandmother, had her breasts lifted and got implants. She said she plans to live long and wants her children to be proud of her appearance.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, “Breast lifts, face-lifts, liposuction, and other cosmetic surgery procedures are increasingly common among seniors.” (CBS News source)

I wonder if Marie realizes that when her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren remember her, it's unlikely they'll care as much about her looks, her figure or her fashion as they care about her character and her values. 

Nothing’s wrong with wanting to be attractive, as long as we realize that physical beauty must fade, but inner qualities will magnify. 

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30

Instead of seeking to impress people with our looks, let's seek to inspire them with our love for Christ. 
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011

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  1. Thanks for sharing these devotionals, Gail! Thanks for checking out my blog as well. I'm new to this, so feel free to share some advice. It's nice to "meet you" and I look forward to reading more. God bless your ministry!

  2. So true. I am loving your blog. I am going to add it to my blog roll so I can keep up with it daily. Thanks!

  3. I want my children (and grandchildren) to rise up and call me blessed because my character is like Jesus...not because I look like a super model at age 83. Nothing wrong with her CHOICE, but it is not a way I would use my money, for sure. Thanks for sharing this on Domestically Divine link-up today.

  4. i'm with you

    true beauty
    has nothing to do
    with our skin
    but with what's underneath

    i have several friends
    who have recently gotten the
    Mommy Makeover

    tummy tuck
    and breast augmentation

    and i wonder
    if they are any more lovely
    for all that

    thanks for sharing
    at Fridays Unfolded.


  5. Gail...well said my friend. Thank you for sharing at WJIM. Blessings!


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