It's been one week since my birthday. I just turned 30.
How could this be?
2. Birthday by the Numbers
With my new decade, came some fun numbers.
- I've now known and loved my amazing husband for half my life. Half my life! I was but a child at 15 when we met, and I knew then that he was "the one." I feel so blessed that we have grown up together.
- I'm 30 years old with 5 children. And about to celebrate 10 years of marriage. (more on all that later...)
- In thinking ahead, I realize that in only 10 short years on my 40th birthday, I will have a house full of teenagers and pre-teens (and who knows what else!). 18, 17, 15, 13, 11... Woah.
4. Little Gifts
Going back, I also was treated to my favorite breakfast, souffles at Panera. Yum!
I've been watching my classmates from high school turn 30 over the last few months on Facebook. One acquaintance made reference to saying good-bye to their "roaring 20's." I thought that was quite clever.
Upon further reflection, I realized that that particular term could certainly not describe my 20's! I spent my 20's learning how to be a wife and having babies! There was little to no partying, traveling, or any of those other things that the culture expects of those in their 20's. Maybe that sounds sad to some, but I'm thankful for 10 years of growing up! I feel very secure in my vocation and the direction life is taking ME.
I think this new decade should be quite exciting!
6. Just Another Pic
|Fina and Me after my birthday breakfast|
I am thankful for another year of life. I have great hope that this will turn out to be a good year and I can't wait to see what God has in store!