"Gray hair is a crown of glory. It is found on the way of righteousness." Proverbs 16:31
In my brain I look the same as when I was 25. So I'm sometimes surprised when I look in the mirror and see a middle-aged woman. My eyes don't recover as quickly from a lack of sleep. The dimple under my smile is now accompanied by laugh lines. My hair is mixed with white among the blonde. And did you know that your ears & nose keep growing the rest of your life?! (Eek!)
And once I get over my surprise I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the ways our bodies are meant to age- to show our experiences and wisdom and joy and even our failures. I love God's beautiful design in each of us as we age- even when it catches me off guard.