I couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous day yesterday! The sun was shining…the temperature gauge on my car read 74 and I got so much accomplished the 5th day of October! I wasn’t very excited about turning 31 and actually, I really didn’t think with all that I needed to do that I would really enjoy myself…but I did! I had a fabulous birthday filled with countless wishes from incredible friends and family and felt showered with immense blessings! I feel so very loved to which I am so thankful!
It started out with a very special, fashionable gift hand-picked for me by my bestie and then we went (but of course) shopping (NOT for shoes OR boots!) and I got a fabulous fall outfit thanks to a generous gift from my in-laws…in addition to Maxwell’s Transformers Bumble Bee Halloween costume which he is wearing right now and has been every second he can get away with it. He keeps insisting that I am ONLY 20! He is too kind! Then we went grocery shopping (a Wednesday MUST) and THEN my wonderful sister treated me to a delicious gluten-free lunch at one of my favorite restaurants, Blue Water Grill, complete with Moscato and Creme Brule! I felt absolutely spoiled! It was disappointing to have sad babies in the nursery last night…18+ months is notorious for separation anxiety…but my sweet hubby surprised me with a wonderful gluten-free dinner when I got home that he made himself! A perfect end with my love to a spectacular day!
I started thinking about this coming year and what goals I want to achieve. You know me…I always want to be doing something! While it would be easy to make a list of tangible things the Lord took me to another famous 31 woman…the one in the book of Proverbs. I’ve decided that instead of just holding her in high esteem…I want to strive to be more like her. So every day this year I want to read that passage and really study it and pray that God will show me how I can be a better wife, a better mother, a better daughter, a better sister, a better friend each day. How I can really support my husband the way God wants me to. How I can reach out to those in need. But most importantly how I can continually abide in Christ so I will be ready, willing and able with His strength to be obedient to His promptings each day.
Here’s to embrasing 31!