and me...well, these last days of twenty-something have handed me a chance to remember the years gone by. good years. couldn't say that at the time for some, but yes, they were good. many have been full of mistakes and a few have been full of victory. one year took a life. another has given it. one brought salvation, one brought puberty and another brought me my husband. they have brought new cities, new jobs, new homes, and a new church. one i spent wishing. another trying to forget. many have brought restoration and forgiveness. many have served to heal. they have all built on the one before making me stronger...wiser...a little more patient and hopefully, a little more like jesus. i can now see clearly the lessons in most of them and they all point to heaven. the one who ordained all my days before they came to be has used each of those 29 years to teach me about himself...so here's to the years to come...be it 5 or 50. i hope i can ALWAYS look back and see the hand of god in my life making all things work for his purpose.
30 candles, eh? well at least i have a couple of helpers around when it's time to blow them out.