Aging is such a mystery. You are born with soft pink cheeks. Your little toes are so small. Remember this little piggy went to the market, this little piggy stayed home?

You go through the process of a toddler starting school. In a blink of an eye, you are graduating, then college and the working world. You start raising your own family, and before you know it, your children are marrying and giving you grandchildren.

Now your soft skin isn’t so soft anymore — thus the aging wrinkles have begun. I remember talking to my mother about wrinkles. I got very little sympathy, and was reminded it wasn’t going to get any better. Well thank you very much, Mama.

Yes, we can’t escape getting older, and can’t escape the wrinkles, or character lines I prefer to call them. But we’ve earned them.

No, it doesn’t get better, but one thing that does get better is our wisdom. We may not have common sense sometimes, as the comic strip “Pickles” by Brian Crane says: “Common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden.” Got to love “Pickles.” My husband and I can so relate.

Wisdom is a wonderful thing. Don’t you wish you knew back then what you know now? The Lord tells us through scripture, words of Solomon in Proverbs 3:21, “My child hold on to your wisdom and insight. Never let them get away from you.” It will provide you with life, a pleasant and happy life.

We may not think too much about this when we are young, but as we age we realize the benefits of wisdom. More words from Solomon, Proverbs 4:7-9, getting wisdom is the most important thing you can do. Whatever else you get, get insight. Love wisdom, and she will make you great; embrace her, and she will bring you honor.

So, yes, some things do get better with age, if only we can embrace them.

Nancy Gullo is a resident of Bloomfield.