A couple of weeks ago, it was especially exciting for me to have my 30th birthday on January 30th. My golden birthday on a milestone birthday, how fun! (Speaking of milestones, four of us have had our golden birthdays in the last 15 months. Couldn't have planned that if we tried!) My entire day (and the days surrounding it) were filled with family and friends, and I felt so loved as I entered my fourth decade. (Felt a little weird to type that part about the fourth decade, though ...)
Here's something you might not have known about me: I was the 1984 New Year's Baby in Philipsburg, Montana. In that little town, they had to wait almost a month into the new year to get their first baby of 1984! I just rediscovered this newspaper article from my birth. My dad says he's happy to have his own basketball team ... and I didn't play much basketball. In the newsletter that is attached to this article (I didn't scan it) he says that he was a little disappointed that he didn't get a boy after four girls. Sorry, Dad. :)
Anyway, 30 has been an easy transition for me. I couldn't have asked for a better 20's decade, really! I got married, graduated from college, had a career, traveled personally and professionally, purchased two homes (and sold one), became a mother FOUR times, and became a stay-at-home mom. What more could I ask for?
Of course, those are all minor worldly "achievements". More importantly, I've grown as a follower of Christ. I'm so thankful for years of knowing God, His abundance of blessings on me and my family, and I can't wait to see what the next decade's blessings are.