On Friday I turned 31. I spent the day reflecting on the days leading up to turning 30 (thanks Facebook memories reminder) and the actual day I spent celebrating last year. I kept using the hashtag #30rocks because my oh-so generous family + friends threw me a birthday party with that theme.
Friday night, looking back on the last year, I felt strongly about the fact that, indeed, thirty rocked. I was dreading the decade change, but eventually I embraced it. Thirty brought a new found confidence in my abilities and appearance. I started working out, I stopped wearing make up. I decided that I liked wearing knit dresses and leggings better than jeans and a tee.
On my thirtieth birthday, I prayed the bridge of "Oceans" - "I want this of my year," I asked.
"Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters, wherever You would guide me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger in the presence of my Savior"
I got choked up when I realized how faithful He had been (why does this ever/always surprise me?!). This year I had the opportunity to expand my music studio. I decided to take control of my weight (ugh, this is going so slow right now). My husband began working on a Master's degree (that's a whole other topic entirely, but even though he's doing all the work, I feel like this has to be a group effort). I found forgiveness. We are doing pretty good on our budget, and really trying to get out of debt. We continue to move forward towards adoption number two (isn't waiting, fun?). Parenting, in general, is majorly proving to be a time where my trust needs to be without borders.
If I had set out to make all these changes, life steps a year ago, I would have been overwhelmed. In fact,
lots all of those things stress me out when I think about them. I'm so thankful for God's grace and provision. Thankful that in this season of transition, change, excitement, and preparation, that He has promised to sustain me.
Thirty rocked, but it's looking like thirty-one is going to be a pretty amazing year, too.