Celebrating My 36th Birthday!
Today is my 36th birthday! It feels a little weird to make a post about my birthday but three years ago the Lord really spoke to me on the importance of celebrating life.
Just 6 years ago, when I turned 30, I let so many things keep me from celebrating. My circumstances around me, another year gone by with no babies in my arms and the “who cares it’s just another year” attitude, to name just a few. I don’t recall doing a thing to celebrate.
Has anyone else had those same thoughts, especially the “who cares about birthdays when you are in your 30’s, 40’s and beyond” attitude? In all honesty I always used to think it was so weird when people made a big deal out of their birthday. At times I even thought it was selfish.
But thankfully the last few years and today are different.
For me, this day is not about me, but it’s about celebrating the amazing life Father has given me. It’s about celebrating His goodness and faithfulness. He has done so much through me and with me and for that reason alone, I think today, and every day, is worth celebrating.
I have realized over the years that every day is a gift. I know so many people, even young people, who never get to see their next birthday and because of that, I am choosing to not only acknowledge the day, but celebrate it too.
So today I am 36. It’s a little bittersweet entering my 36th year because my 35th was so good. I truly think I grew more in my walk with Christ in my 35th year than any other year and although I hate to say goodbye to that, I am believing that the same will hold true for this year too.
I don’t know what the upcoming year will hold. But I am going to continue to make the most of every day. I will continue to fix my eyes on Christ as I praise my way through the storms. And no matter what this year brings I will continue to have an attitude of celebration! It’s much more fun this way and I am convinced there are too many good things in life to not celebrate them each and every day.
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