Today I’m 31 years old. somehow it feels a little anti-climactic after last years big 3-0. 🙂 But this year I’ve been given a really sweet gift from my Heavenly Father: a deep joy.
Today my kids are barking like seals, my husband worked last night and usually I don’t love sharing “my” day. (Yeah, selfish, much?)
But also today, my kids are in hilariously happy moods in spite of their colds, my husband has a great job that he loves, the weather is absolutely perfect, we had a fabulous time celebrating both Father’s Day and my birthday yesterday with my parents and brother Nate and sis Karla, and well – I’m alive! SO MUCH to celebrate!
So this deep, abiding joy is blessing me beyond measure. I’m really grateful for the love showed to me by God, my family, and my friends over this past year. I feel like I’ve grown in so many ways, with more adventures of grace ahead, God willing.
It’s been a great 31st year. A decade ago, I imagined a life something like this, but it’s so much better in living color. Thanks, God.
Now I’m going to go eat some more birthday cake. 🙂