December 27, 2012

Thoughts on the Big 2-7

I am sitting in my apartment as I write this and am watching Pride and Prejudice: my all time favorite film.  As I watched the scene above, I felt sorry for poor Charlotte.  But I can admit that there are moments when I worry as she did.
In less than two days I face yet another birthday.  27.  I'm going to be 27. 
When did that happen?  When did I get this close to 30?  I see now how true it really is that time goes faster the older you get.  I'm nowhere near where I thought I'd be ten years ago.  Did I ever imagine that at 27, I would still be in my college town, single, and working in child care?  Heck no.  Ten years ago I predicted that my 27 year old self would be married with two or three kids.  I predicted I'd be teaching second grade and living back in the Chicago suburbs where I was born and raised.  I predicted I'd finally have a handle on friendship, family, and fitness. 

This is not intended to be the typical "oh-my-gosh-I'm-getting-too-close-to-thirty-someone-please-stop-it" kind of post.  

In reality... I can honestly say that this is one of the first birthdays I've been able to face with confidence that my God has EVERYTHING under control.  I've never been so sure that he's got a husband out there for me, that he knows where my career is headed, that he's got my family and friendships in his hands, and that He loves me no matter what.  My God is real.  He is alive.  He is good.  I pray that in the next ten years that he will continue to teach me to trust him, that he will lead me forward, and that my life will be lived to his glory.  

Happy Birthday to me!

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