As of late I have been noticing the signs of age creeping upon me. It is harder to lose weight, more and more gray hair springing up and I noticed how old my children are getting when I looked at a framed collage of pictures that are hanging on the wall in my office. When I was younger I would hear people in their 30’s and 40’s warn me to cherish the years that I have as a young person and to spend as much time with my family (specially my children) as I possibly could. I must admit that I thought that these people were just old and looney. However, now I can see the wisdom in what they were saying. Cherish the time you have here on earth with your loved ones. Each moment is special. The circumstances in life change quickly and you will never have the exact make-up of space, time, people, atmosphere, and spirit that happens in that exact “frame” in life. These frames make up seasons in life that fade just as the season in nature. So cherish each moment. Cherish each hardship, each celebration, each milestone, each situation that gives you that gray hair. The collection of these moments…..these gray hairs, give you the “crown of splendor” talked about in Proverbs 16:31.