I am this many

I had so many fun sewing posts planned for this week, but then work hit me like a ton of bricks and I’m barely able to wade through it all. So, today this post will have to do. ๐Ÿ™‚ And it’s my birthday, so I guess I get a pass anyway. Right?

Today I turn 31 years old. Wow. Do you want to know what I’m really thinking right now? I’m thinking, how did thirty fly by so fast?

I’ve passed thirty and am officially “in my thirties.” That has a whole new meaning, ya know?

If there are any of you twenty-somethings out there reading this, let me tell you something: don’t be afraid of thirty! Thirty will be great! Thirty will be awesome! I finally feel like I’m coming into my own a little bit. I’m much more confident than I used to be, I’m happy, I’m surrounded by people I love and who love me and I’m really not sorry to see the insecurities of my twenties pass.

I hope that in the next decade I will only become more loving, more faithful, more confident, more humble and more successful (who doesn’t?!) in the things God has given me to do.

I thought it might be fun to list out what has happened in our lives since my last birthday. My 41-year-old self will thank my 31-year-old-self if this blog is still around then. So without further ado:

When I was 30 years old…

How do I feel on my birthday? I don’t know. Usually, I feel nostalgic and I feel a bit that way now. There are always so many things to do and so little time. I love my babes and they will grow up. What can I say? That is sad. Everyday, I choose to enjoy the now. “Everywhere you are, be all there.” I will not miss this.

So, here’s to another birthday. I don’t mind growing older and I hope to do so with grace. Thank you, friends, for being here and for reading.ย 


  1. says

    OK, I am in love with your family photo! Gosh you guys are all so adorable…hmmmm…is it perhaps in the genes? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope you have a wonderful birthday, I am sending you wishes from Oklahoma until I can be there to celebrate with you in person! Many hugs and kisses from Teri-mom!

  2. says

    Happy Birthday! I’m 34 and coming into the 30s was so enlightening to me. Twenties are so the new “teens” (lol) Have a great time and thanks for the great blogs!

  3. Lucinda says

    Happy, happy birthday! And 31 is still yet so young . . . at least from the perspective of someone on the “other” side of 39:) I love your list of accomplishments in the past year, esp. with learning to live in the ‘now” and fighting discontent. Lifelong lessons, to be sure. And I guess the sooner we learn them, the more blessed our lives will feel:) Hope you had a wonderful day and all your kids spoiled you:)

    • says

      Thanks so much, Lucinda! All you say is so true. And yes, I had a wonderful day on my birthday and my family DID spoil me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • says

      Yolanda, I’m so glad you found me from Spain! Thanks so much for your comment, I’m glad you’re here. And thanks for the birthday wishes! ๐Ÿ™‚