I’m getting to that point of officially feeling like a grown-up. Remember when you were a kid and you used to talk about what you’d do when you grew up? At 28, I’m pretty much there. And it is as scary and exciting as I imagined it would be. So in light of reflecting on my birthday, I’ll share with you some thoughts and things I’ve learned in the past 28 years.
1. Adulting isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.
2. Becoming a parent of two children two and under puts some serious hair on one’s chest (metaphorically speaking of course).
3. A life filled with simplicity allows you to focus on relationships instead of the stuff that only passes away.
4. My prayer for this year and every year thereafter- John 3:30, “He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.”
5. Money solves nothing.
6. Anytime you ask God for wisdom, He gives it freely.
7. Eating healthy feels good.
8. My parents are geniuses.
9. Going without something teaches an appreciation for the things you have.
10. Coffee is the liquid of the gods.
11. There is nothing in this world that will melt your soul like hearing your child say, “I love you mommy.”
12. What you do for a living shouldn’t be where you find your identity.
13. Steak cooked well done is a sin and should be punished as such.
14. Everything is permissible – – but not everything is beneficial.
15. I am a goal-oriented person.
16. I can do anything through Christ who gives me strength.
17. There is so much power in prayer.
18. Introverts can change the world.
19. There is always someone who has it harder than me.
20. Newborns are cute and squishy.
21. Newborns are a lot of work.
22. A good marriage requires a constant flow of apologies and forgiveness.
23. God sees me when no one else does.
24. Great friendships are hard to come by, treat them well.
25. Good things come to those who wait.
26. I love being a mom.
27. The terrible twos aren’t always terrible.
28. God is so good. I am blessed beyond measure.