When I look at the metamorphosis of my baby into a young woman, I think, “Have I changed in a measurable way too?” I hope so. I know that the growth and development of a baby from birth to age 2 is astonishing. The abilities of a 4 yr. old have far more than doubled what a 2 yr. old can do. Then from 4 to 8 is another giant leap. 8 to 16 is breathtaking and gut-wrenching. 16 to 32 are also marked with major milestones in learning, decision-making and maturity. Then what happens? Some people just stop. I never want to stop growing. Even when I’m gone from this earth, I will be transformed from glory unto glory! Wow- this motivates me to want to live in that reality NOW! Age-defying thinking… that’s what’s on my mind today. This is just another beginning for me too! That will be my focus… please remind me of that when I get sad.