Monday, November 16, 2015

The one where i turn thirty..

I entered a new decade a couple weeks ago. 
This past decade was a tad bit crazy. 
It was the decade of learning how to be a wife.
(i got married 3 months before i turned 20)
And becoming a mom 4 times over (plus one miscarriage). 
Yes, it was a crazy decade. 

I don't know if you have done the same, but i've done quite a bit of evaluating myself.
Comparing myself to 10 years ago. 
20 years old. 
A new bride.
Living in a new state. 

And i see tons of growth people. 
No, I'm not talking about extra weight. 
Even though the sweet four babies gave me that. 
I'm talking growth in my spiritual life.
Just over all growth in giving up self. 
And how i care more about others now. 

Things that i thought mattered so much then..
Are things i now realize that in light of eternity are really no big deal. 

I also see how much room i have for growth. 
And I'm super excited to journey through this 30th decade. 
I can't wait to see the woman I'll be at age 40. :) 

Not the outward look..

But what my heart looks like by then. 
How will i be impacting those around me?

I was super blessed to have my mom, sisters and brother's fiance come and surprise me for my birthday!
They kidnapped me and took me Charleston for the weekend and it was so much fun! 
My sweet husband had the idea.. and babysat.. so we had a child free weekend!! 
Something that has pretty much never happened! 

These ladies are all such great examples to me.. 
And i pity people that don't have sisters! 

So here is to being 30! 
Taking each day as a gift from God. 
Embracing age..
Even the gray hair and whatever else that is coming. :) 
Growing and learning in each situation He has me in. 

We got this.