Today I’ve reached a new milestone—I am now 30! I really don’t like drawing attention to my birthday, but since turning 30 feels like a big deal, I wanted to blog about it. Now I realize to some of my readers that may seem young. And yes, I know that it is. But it feels weird that I am no longer in my twenties. I completely feel like I’m still 22—but alas, I am now 30. And feel very blessed.
I was going through photos and realized how much has happened in my twenties. So just for fun today I’m taking a walk on memory lane and sharing it with you!
In my early twenties, I was still in college and loved traveling in the summer! In fact, I went to Indonesia (twice!), Japan, Indian Reservations, and worked at a summer camp.
I thought I would travel abroad or become a missionary after college, but God had other plans. I met the most wonderful man and fell in love. It was evident that God wanted me here in the States.
That August, I started my first teaching job as a 4th grade teacher. I taught for 3 years and absolutely loved it. Well, maybe not the extra work and behavior management issues, but I learned so much as a public school teacher. (This is my friend Sarah and I after our very first day of school!)
We had “planned” on waiting 5 years before starting a family. But once again, God had other plans. He blessed us with a beautiful baby boy during our second year of marriage.
I started staying home with baby Troy after I finished out the year of teaching. We had a lot of fun together!
Our days at home were filled with lots of nursing, crying, laughter, and dirty diapers! I have so many great memories of my two baby boys.
And so much more has happened–a new career for my husband, living in 5 different places, lots of milestones with the boys, and now we wait in anticipation of meeting our 3rd son!
So yes, a lot has happened in the past decade! I am so thankful to God for all his many blessings. Through hard times and wonderful times, He is my rock. Now bring on the thirties!!
Lastly, because I love Starbucks, I want to share some Starbucks love with you! I’m giving away 6 Starbucks gift cards (worth $5 each) for my birthday! Just enter in the rafflecopter below and the winners will be randomly chosen on Sunday, July 20th. Have a happy day!