Thursday, January 16, 2014

It's my Birthday!

It's my birthday! Today I am one year older. Feels old, but when I look in the mirror, I only see 23-me, and that number was quite a few years ago. My goal for the next year? To learn more about God and become more in tune with His will. I want my heart aligned with His.

One day, when I was out shopping at Goodwill, I came across this beautiful red embroidered dress. I can't believe someone gave it away. I decided to wear it when these pictures were taken over Christmas break. My friend Beth was visiting town for New Years, so I donned my new dress and enjoyed the long-sleeves in the cool weather. The day was perfect: we went out for coffee and made banana bread and took silly pictures, and in the evening I snuggled with my husband and read a good book.

Beth is so spunky and fun to hang around. I wish she lived closer, but I'll take what I can get. In the above picture I tackled her right before the shutter went off!

So yeah, I'm older today. Is it just me, or the older you get the faster the years seem to go by? And birthdays just keep feeling stranger. But here is to another year, another year of me. So far I like getting older. Don't know if that will always be the case, but for now, I'm content. Every day I ask for God's joy and peace to grow in my heart.