Sunday, August 14, 2011


Not to sound like Granny or anything, but this birthday has caused no small amounts of deep reflection.

Some deep sighs, a few tears, an over abundance of smiles and the overview of a life filled with grace.
Not perfection, but deep and wide places where God fills in His vast and unfailing love.

My big boy begins 7th grade this week. And that in itself is as much of a  shock to my system as turning 40 has been.
And in all my reflection I have decided that turning 40 is better than being in the 7th grade.

I hated 7th grade.

 And it seems no amount of time or adult perception can change that.
So, I have found something good about getting older.

Also, one of the best things about turning 40. . .?!?!

Reflecting on a life filled with friends.
I have been blessed to have some of the same girlfriends for a lifetime. There aren't many that can say that, I know I am blessed beyond measure to say that I can.
I've also picked up some amazing friends along life's journeys.
Really, since getting older doesn't seem to be a choice, I am so glad I can do it with these gals.

BFF since 5th grade. We have a lot of history and she knows all my secrets.
Everyone should have a friend like my sweet Lanie.

You don't need a big birthday to reflect on the grace of your life.
I challenge you this week to look at all the places in your life where God's grace and love has overflowed.
I read this verse this morning and it made me teary and smile in grateful praise all at the same time.

The LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey through this vast wilderness. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you, and you have not lacked anything. Deuteronomy 2:7

Yes, I can truly say "These forty years the LORD has been with me. And I have lacked not one thing."



Tonya said...

That is a wonderful verse for your Birthday week! Cool!

Angie said...

Tears sprang to my eyes when I read that this morning!

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