Yes in 30 days I’ll be 30 years old and as I reflect on my twenties I wondered, “Does time really fly this fast”? I remember my childhood as if it happened yesterday. Can hardly believe that my twenties is almost over. However, it is indeed a privilege and an honor to see 30 years of life. I just have to say “thank you Jesus for blessing me and carrying me through these years”. If it had not been for the Lord I don’t know where I would be today.
Something very tragic happened to me just after I celebrated my 16th birthday and since then I didn’t really celebrate birthdays. I never really had any big parties or surprises on my birthday and last year I decided that I would start celebrating because its my right. I can’t hold on to something from the past and let it rob me of my future. However, last year didn’t go so well either and I thought about giving up on celebrating birthdays. But why should I? I made a deal with myself that this year is gonna be the year that I enjoy every bit down to the last second of it. I’ll let you know how it goes.
So one day I was talking to my friend and I was telling her that I didn’t really feeI accomplished and don’t know why I should even celebrate the big 3-0 this year. I don’t have a husband nor a child or even landed my dream job as yet. And then she said something very profound to me. She asked “who put a cap on it? Who said that by 30 you have to have all of these things”? Then I began to think she’s right. I started to think less about the physical and more about the intangible. I’ve travelled a whole lot, made great friends and created solid friendships, gotten a solid education, etc. I have those things to celebrate. By the way, MY BEST IS YET TO COME!
There are so many things in my past that I would like to finally close the door on. A new life awaits me. And I know God has something spectacular planned for my life. I can’t and I refuse to carriage baggage into my thirties. “Lord I open up my heart and hands to receive all the blessings you have in stored for me.” I feel as though I’ve grown so much during my twenties that I’m prepared. God was preparing me for all the fabulousness that awaits me. He’s the potter and I’m the clay. I’m being molded.
Finally, the people that I would love to spend my birthday with this year are people that go all the way back. My family, my friends that I’ve grown up with, high school friends, college friends, university friends and the other angels that were sent in my life. Some of the people that I would love to celebrate with can’t be here with me but I know if they could have they would have. In the future I hope that we can do more celebrating together. You guys are priceless and mean a lot to me. Your ongoing presence and support in my life has been not only been greatly appreciated but is also indispensable.
30 years old….whew! It sure has been a long road. But through all the laughter and tears, the good and the bad, I wouldn’t change a minute of my life. Every second has taught me valuable lessons. Goodbye 20s. 30s I WELCOME YOU :D.