It was a sad day as I walked into Dollar Tree and bought my first pair of reading glasses. Nothing special, no loud speaker announcing my old age parade. I slowly walked up to the counter and gently laid down my aid on the counter. The teen at the register didn't even question who they were for? What? Did he actually think they were for me? How dare he!
This experience was really EYE-opening. What else is this lovely phenomenon called old age going to bring? My kids already tell me, "Mom, pay attention. You're not listening." Actually, I think I just can't hear as well anymore. Scary, yet at the same time I may find something I actually do like in this whole natural aging process.
*With age comes wisdom. At least that is what my older friends tell me.
*Realization of what's important in life is also a benefit. You don't sweat the small stuff as much, and you invest in things that matter like faith, family and friends.
*You don't care what others think. When I say this, I think of Skip's 90 something yr. old grandmother "Nonnie" who will tell it like it is. One time she told Skip "You're putting on some weight, aren't you?" I died laughing inside. He was, and she called him on it.
*You are getting closer to Heaven. I want to know God more and do more for Him in my actions and my love for others knowing my time on Earth is passing faster the older we get.
*You have an excuse for the little lines appearing around your eyes. It's natural, I'm forty now. In your 30's it's called premature aging.
I know reading glasses are just the start for me, but I'm praying that in time the passing years will be a blessing. I hope to see my kids mature into adulthood, see the choices our kids make in life, see the families they will create, and see the plan God has for them as well as for me and my husband in the coming years. Will it be the best years of my life? I think so, as long as I'm LOOKING with my eyes fixed on Christ and His Vision for what's lies ahead.
For your enjoyment, I thought I'd add music to this post. Skip did this song at church a couple of weeks ago. So fitting, don't you think?