Now that’s a freedom statement!
It seems like the moment I turned the corner towards 50 I began to experience the physical process of aging.
Aches and pains that appeared out of nowhere. The need for different kinds of eye glasses for everything I do. The 10 pounds that suddenly appeared and have never left no matter how many miles I run or walk. The sudden changes in temperature that seem to sit on top of my head like the sun itself. New wrinkles that appear daily.
In spite of the physical challenges of getting older, there are some things that are wonderful and precious to me. Much to my surprise, I have discovered a few changes in the process that I would not trade a single moment for younger age.
The matters of my heart grow stronger and stronger.
My love and appreciation for my family and friends grows deeper.
The roots of my faith grow wider and embrace more.
My passion for the Abundant Life and Freedom Christ died for grows hotter.
I repent faster.
I heal more completely.
I forgive easily.
I obey God quickly.
I praise Him joyfully.
I lift my hands higher.
I bow my knees lower.
I love more deeply. (I know I said this but it is worth repeating and SOME age things can’t be ignored)
I “see” clearly.
I dance freely.
There is no doubt that any one of these blessings is worth the extra glasses and the bigger jeans!
My good old love today friend,