When I turned 30, I took 10 days here to talk about each year from my 20’s. If you want to recount my college-graduating, marrying, having-baby days, they’re quick reads. Just remember they’re written from the 5-years-ago Amy at 29.
If you remember the original posts, you get 1000 extra bloggy points today! Thanks for traveling this road with me.
I wanted to pull out a section from that last post where I document wishes for the decade I’m exactly halfway through today (Yes, I’m 35 today!).
In the next ten years, I hope to be a better Amy, closer to God than ever before, raise two precious little girls as best I can and make the most of every single opportunity I have. Try not to be so busy I miss out on precious time I have with my family and yet seize fun opportunities as they come along.
I’m 5 years in and I can see I have changed. The 30’s have been teaching me who I really am.
I’ve shed a lot of my insecurities, settled into “the middle”, captured my role as a homemaker and have been gripped more than ever with love for Jesus.
At 40, there won’t be a list of long life-changing events like there were in the 20’s but the changes internally in the 30’s have been astounding.
I ran into these verses and they couldn’t be more appropriate for today:
4 “Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be.
Remind me that my days are numbered—
how fleeting my life is.
5 You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand.
My entire lifetime is just a moment to you;
at best, each of us is but a breath.”
My life is just a moment, but a moment nonetheless and I’m celebrating at this milestone all that God is doing.
Thank you for being a part of that. Esther’s words ring in my ear, for such a time as this. How fun that we get to share our lives across these wires, unlike any other generation ever? YOU are my gift today.