This month I turn 35. Ten years ago that seemed really old to me. Today, though, it feels good. In my bible study I am the wise, older mom who knows a thing or two. I am settled in to who I am and to who God wants me to be. I am still changing, mind you, and know that there are many more things for me to learn. But I have a confidence now that I just didn't have as a young mom of 23. I'm no longer hindered by what the world expects of me when it comes to how I look, how I dress, or what I eat. I am empowered by my age!
Last night at the grocery I found myself perusing the beauty aisle, looking at the many products claiming to erase the signs of aging. Some of them claim to be 'natural' yet warn that they may cause a burning sensation until your skin gets used to the ingredients. That cracks me up. I decided on just plain old Oil of Olay. Its simple, probably not natural, but it won't be burning off the top layer of my skin.
I'm really thankful that I've made it to this age and that I don't worry about what other people think about me. I'm okay with who I am and I'm excited about the possibilities in front of me!