So long twenties. Hello thirties.
As of Mother's Day (May11), I entered a new decade of life, leaving an old one behind. Many people say it's depressing to be 30, and though I don't necessarily say I'm "depressed", I'm sad to think that my 20s are over. My 20s were good. Very good. So many drastic changes happened in my 20s...
- I graduated from college (University of Georgia w/ a degree in Management Information Systems)
- I moved to Charlotte, NC and got my first "real job"
- I bought my first home
- I got married
- I witnessed A LOT of my friends getting married
- I birthed my first child
- I moved to TN
- We bought our second home
- I birthed my second child
And those are just the major things. Patrick and I were talking about what are the "major" life events that would happen in our thirties and we both agreed that the milestones will probably now happen mostly with our children (going to school for the first time, playing sports, etc). It's exciting to turn over this new leaf, but I'm sad to say good bye to the old leaf; the one that was started out green in college and began to turn colors in Charlotte, getting more vibrant as a husband and child entered my life, and gradually matured into it's beautiful brown as we headed to TN and baby #2 arrived. That leaf is now off the tree. And a new one is developing. I wonder what this leaf will look like? Only the Creator of the leaf will now. I hope that the beauty of this life I have will please Him.
So, I'm 30. My mom's baby is 30. My children's mother is 30. My husband's wife is 30. I hope that in my 40's, I'll look back on my 30s as fondly as I look at my 20s now, but more than that, I hope that my relationship with Jesus is far better then than it was in my 20s.