Monday, April 04, 2016

Older and Wiser

"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.

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