Monday, July 6, 2009
On July 2nd I celebrated my 29th birthday. Even though I'm not too excited about being 29, I had a great day. My husband watched the kids so I could sleep in. The boys napped in the afternoon so I could watch a movie at home. My husband mopped the kitchen floor. And then I got an hour and a half to shower, shave and get ready for my hot date. ;)
My husband borrowed a Toyota Solaris convertible and took me out for some great Thai food. It was delicious. Since we had the babysitter for a while longer, we cruised around in the convertible with the top down enjoying the beautiful evening.
About turning 29...I feel like 30 is looming. I have really enjoyed my 20's and God has done some amazing things in my life during those years (not that God will stop working in my life at 30). I was married in my 20's, my profession of nurse changed to youth secretary to mother. And the process required a huge reliance on God and a complete surrender of myself. I feel like I'm still young and that the possibilities of life are sitting on my doorstep. But 30 feels more like true adult-hood. It's kind of scary to feel like the responsibility is real. That I'm not a naive 20-something. It seems kind of dumb when I say it out loud, but it's how I feel...no matter how irrational.
I'm thinking that for my 30th, instead of black (which is usually reserved for the big 5-0) I will celebrate with color and excitement for the future God has for me and my family. I will focus on praising my Creator for the years of my past and the years of my future. I will not dread the "increased" responsibility of "true adulthood" but embrace the challenges that God has for me.
You might have to remind me of this next year. ;)