I turned 40 yesterday.
I am a 40 year old woman.
A 40 year old wife.
A 40 year old mom of two.
A 40 year old friend with other 40 year old friends and a few young-ins still in their 30’s.
A 40 year old daughter.
A 40 year old wife with a 40 year old husband.
In the days leading up to my birthday, I found myself remembering little things here and there – from my childhood, high school, my 20’s.
The one that thing that hit me yesterday is that God has been caring for me, seeing me, guiding me and loving me all along…even when I didn’t know it. Especially when I didn’t know it.
He has been doing it now for 40 years!
This morning, I am so confident the same is true for this day. He is here. He is protecting and caring for and loving me.
He does it though my husband, and my wonderful sweet friends, and my two precious boys, and my family.
Lately, He has also been loving me through all of you.
As this blog continues to grow, I find myself wrestling with it’s purpose and place in my life. I want to make sure that it is valuable, not just more noise in an already noisy world of blogs and social media and titles like “5 Things Moms Can Do To Be Better Moms”.
Every single time I doubt,
one many of you comment or send me a message that affirms the purpose in this and brings peace to my heart.
Thank you for being honest and vulnerable and encouraging and supportive.
Thank you for sharing your really tough personal circumstances and your wonderful successes.
Thank you for making me cry as it hits me that I am so not alone, and that so many mommas, despite their circumstances, “get this”.
It is a privilege and an honor to be used by God in this way, and to be loved by Him through you and your experiences.
It is truly a wonderful gift.
Thank you so much.