So I was sitting here thinking, yes it's true I do that once in a while! In a few days I will celebrate the 27th anniversary of my 30th birthday! That just doesn't seem possible. I am not one who wishes to be 20 or 30 years old again. I am thankful for every birthday I celebrate.
I was sitting here thinking that age is just a number and your never to old for new beginnings. I was 22 when I gave birth to my first son, 30 when I gave birth to my second son, 34 when I gave birth to my third son. I was so blessed to be a mom to my three sons! Then when I was 40 we adopted our first daughter, 45 when we adopted our second daughter and the day before my 53rd birthday we adopted our third daughter. Mom to three awesome sons and three amazing daughters! We have also been blessed with five wonderful grandest kids!
When I was younger if anyone would have told me that I would have been a mom to six kids, ages 7-34 I would have thought they had lost their minds! I was going to be a lawyer or a photographer. I love to debate
( some would say argue a point, but debate seems so much nicer!) and take pictures. Seemed logical, right?
|I love this picture of 3 my grandestkids and Aunt Kennedy|
|My crew! I love them!|
|Missing three grandest kids|
|Jordan and I with our Ethiopian family.|
I know someone is reading this thinking "she is just lucky." No I am not. I am blessed! I grew up in turmoil and I have plenty of bad, sad, angry, mad times in my life. Plenty! But I CHOOSE not to dwell on the past and I see those times in my life as opportunity to trust God, practice my faith and persevere. I haven't always liked His answers to my prayer...at that moment, but in the end I see His will and honor his answers.
It is a heart condition. I can honestly say I hold no grudge against anyone and have forgiven anyone who has ever hurt me and that is a wonderful feeling and allows me to move on to what God has planned for the next chapter of my life. Trust me folks, when you hang on to hate and anger and blame everyone for your problems, it will suck the life out of you not those who hurt you. So forgive and move on.
I better try and go get some sleep. Got a busy day ahead of me tomorrow! I pray today will be your day of new beginnings!