Well, it wasn't that bad until I just looked down realized I went the whole day with a huge spit up ring on my dress- right below the collar bone. Awesome. Not sure what is worse, the fact I didn't notice it at any point when I washed my hands/looked in the mirror--or that I never smelled that distinct musty-spit up smell. My oh my it's glamorous being a mom...I wouldn't trade it though, even on the hard days--they soon pass, and all the "bad stuff" is forgotten...I'm sure you have a story you could share on forgetting difficult times too :)
Back to getting old, had you asked me 5 years ago on my birthday where I would be in 5 years-- it surely would not look anything like it does now. (Thank you Jesus I did not write my own story). Back then, in 2008, I was planning to move to Washington DC, doing marketing/event planning "stuff", making lots of money, having fun- YOLO!!! (for all of you oldies like me, that means "you only live once"- great theology huh??) PRAISE GOD that didn't pan out. Believe me, some days I wonder what I would be like, where I would be if that were my path, then I shudder. No thank you, I know how different it would be. I would not have cultivated relationships with friends & family like I have/do now. I wouldn't have the most handsome, sweet, perfect-for-me husband that I do, or my 2 crazies (Brynnen & Graycen)!! Most importantly, I am pretty positive I would not have a deep, growing relationship with Christ my Savior. I wouldn't know the joy of community in the church and I certainly would not know what is truly important in life-- raising my sweet babies and growing old with my hubby-- all while trying to imitate Christ...in which we can't compare, and often fail- but are so grateful for the grace, mercy, compassion, love and patience our heavenly father has with/for us.
Wow, am I ever more aware how I was rescued from that to be transplanted in the south, as a loving wife and mother to the most precious beings on earth..even if it is chaotic & and I smell like spit up for a few months...
HERE'S TO BEING THIRTY!! I am excited for the adventure it may bring!!
|Our little family!|
|my MAIN squeeze!! 1 week before 30!|
|my heart...cuddling this morning :-)|
|crazies on mother's day!|