No those aren’t my measurements…talk about spongebob squarepants. Sheesh…and what would the 6 represent, my ankles??
They are in fact some incredibly important numbers though.
Yesterday I turned 36. Not 37 like I kept saying. That would be Jason. I will take back that year I’m trying so hard to skip. Maybe that’s a mental thing. Yep, now that I think about it, it totally is.
28-approximately how long ago I asked Jesus in my heart, the moment I felt my whole entire soul shift, and a new “birth” day to celebrate. See I am still in my 20’s!!!
Married for 18 magnificent, grievous, beautiful, unbearable, tolerable, joyous, and blessed (made holy, consecrated) years.
And last but definitely not least…6 unique and insanely gifted children.
I share all of this today because birthdays are a time for reflection. A time to remember where you’ve been and where you are going. To appreciate God allowing you however many years on this earth. To savor each and every moment whether you want to or not.
2015 has been an incredible year of shifts and balancing acts. It’s had enough highs and lows to make an astronaut vomit. We are on the last leg of this 2015 race, but only the beginning of a long hard season of fighting the enemy for the things he’s stolen from us. It’s messy. It’s exhausting. The best part is when my “arms” are tired from the fight I have people surrounding me to fill in the gap and hold my arms up. Moses had the same encounter. My prayer is that you do too. If not, try letting people in. Yes that means being vulnerable. Yes that means sobbing through the words and feeling like a fool. Yes it means using God’s people and risking judgement. Yes it means beautiful friendships. Yes it means unfathomable encouragement. And yes it means relying on Him and trusting Him with everything you got. I can’t really say if I would trade it or not. Look at all I wouldn’t have…and someday what I’ll be able to offer.
Today this first day of being 36 (and counting) I want to let Jesus win.
Tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matt 6:34
Today I’m 36-28-18-6 and counting (all but the children…please Lord)
Side note: I actually had to edit this after I published from 8 to 6 kids…apparently the old age is setting in.