I turned 29 last week, and I have to be completely honest and say that I really don't love my birthday. Don't get me wrong, my parents spoiled me and continue to do so - a tradition my husband obviously has taken up as well.
But, for some reason (yes, I know i'm young) I get really anxious when my birthday is approaching and every so often it falls on Thanksgiving which I like because then I am distracted. However, this year for the first time in 3 years I was totally not busy and had to face my birthday on a normal weekday. I found myself feeling just slightlyyyy irritable leading up to it and really tried to remind myself that I learned so much in my 28th year of life. I have so much I still want to accomplish and I get lost in the thought of "Well, I just thought that by this age...." and it's a constant struggle to remind myself of Jeremiah 29:11 and that my "plan" would have never led me to my sweet sweet husband, my "plan" would have never led me to the life I have now, which I enjoy so much, and if I learned anything in 28 years on this planet - it's that you never end up where you thought you would.
Once Friday, November 24th arrived I was pleasantly surprised to find that my anxiety began to fade and I embraced the fact that yes, I am one year older and no, I have not yet done that yet but I am surrounded by love, blessings, family, so SO much support and I cannot even begin to express how much joy I have in my life.
Appreciating where I am now and respecting where I will be in the future, I am embracing my age and where I am in life.So, I am taking it as no mere coincidence that Jeremiah 29:11 is the verse I needed most leading into year 29 of my beautiful life on this earth! Thank you to everyone for the lovely wishes!