Tomorrow is my 40th birthday!
I can’t seem to wrap my mind around the fact that I’m greeting this milestone birthday with a 3 year old daughter and a little bitty 4 week old newborn. Wow!
For starters, how am I 40?! I don’t even feel like I’m 40 and some people say I certainly don’t look 40 haha. But thus I am, and here I am!
I remember once when I was a kid, probably 10 or so, someone mentioned marriage and kids to me. You want to know what my response was? “I’m not going to have a husband, it’ll just be me and my baby”. What?! I don’t even know where that came from – probably some sitcom I had watched, because ours was a family with mom, dad, brother…so who knows where that notion came from.
Then as I grew and naively believed I had total control of the outcome of my life, I envisioned being married somewhere in my mid twenties with a kid along the way a couple years after exchanging “I do’s”.
Instead, God had a much greater and better plan for me. A plan that led me to meet my husband at age 34, and I’ve been thankful for that every day since then.
So here I am. About to turn 40 and all I can think is how thankful and blessed I feel to be here and have my husband and our marriage and our girls. Our family. The family I never imagined but that God in all his greatness had already envisioned for me.