Right after my grandpa passed away, I remember being terrified of growing old because when you were done growing old, life was over. I didn't really understand life (or death, for that matter), and I didn't truly know what growing old meant.
Since I met Matt, the idea of growing old doesn't worry me, it makes me happy and excited for the future. It means that I get to spend my life with someone who I truly love, and who genuinely loves me back. It isn't as scary as it once was. If I can be as happy in my lifetime with Matt as my grandpa was with my grandma, growing old will be the best thing that has ever happened to me.