Reflecting on 30 Years of Life

Today I celebrate my 30th birthday. It's kind of surreal, even though I've been dreading this day since i turned 25--more so when I hit 26. But no, I don't feel any different. In fact, do you remember when you were a kid and your birthday--the day--just felt different? It just wasn't a "normal" day. Yea, I don't have that feeling anymore. As kids we were always happy to get 1 year older. As adults, we tend not to celebrate as much. Getting older is no longer fun or welcome. But I don't want it to be like that. I want to celebrate life as long as I'm alive. I want to celebrate that I made it to 30 years old! Woo hoo! Thank you Jesus for such a gift! 106_7896 by abigailqueenbee, on Pix-O-Sphere

I spent my 20's carrying and birthing 5 children. It has been a productive (or REproductive) decade for me! :D

So what of my 30's? Well, I don't think we are done having children yet. I am not entirely certain how many more we plan on having. We are (and have been) taking it one child at a time---just waiting on God to tell us what to do next. In the mean time, I will focus on training up these children for the Lord. Blogging is a hobby, not a career or supplemental income of any sorts. It's a hobby and it's a way for me to connect with other women (so thank you for being here!).

Like Ann, I want to celebrate life in the everydays. I want to be thankful for all the small, seemingly mundane things that go with our everydays. She said she is convinced that the most important day is everyday. "For the way we live our everydays is the way we live our lives", she says. How true that is.

If everyday, I choose to flurry away my time and not do anything significant, I won't live a significant life. But, if I live intentional, with a purpose and goal in mind, and I choose to live fully in each moment, I will live a full, purposeful life. That's what I want.

As another year approaches, and I live it, what will I do with my everydays?

What do you do with your everydays?