The Big 4-0

Okay, so it’s been over a month since I posted. No excuses. I simply haven’t taken the time.

Since I last wrote, I celebrated my 40th birthday, and I have to say, I am really excited about this new season in my life. There was no dread in the days and weeks leading up to this milestone event – I’ve actually been looking forward to it with anticipation. While part of me wants to inform the world, “Today I am a woman!”, I make absolutely no guarantees that I will always act like a grown-up. Balance in moderation, right?

My twenties were spent learning some tough lessons about life and love, and my thirties proved to be a time of growth and rediscovery – about who I am and who I want to become.

So here I am at the threshold of a new decade, and I can honestly say that the best is yet to come. As I reflect on where I have come from, I am overwhelmed by God’s amazing grace and His unlimited capacity for carrying us through dark days and setting us solidly on steady ground, a safe place to be healed and restored.

Looking around me at where I am today, I am humbled by my Maker’s unmatched wisdom in guiding us into places of abundant blessing and placing people in our lives who make our days richer and fuller than we could ever have imagined.

Gazing ahead down this path I am on, I see curves and straightaways, hills and valleys. I cannot see exactly where this road will take me, but I am confident that the One who holds my future is also holding my hand, gently leading me into what I know will be the best days and years of my life.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD,

“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,

plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

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