Today is my 35th birthday.
Seems crazy to me. CRAZY.
And yet with each new day, with each breath, I’m so grateful.
At 14 I was diagnosed with cancer, and 15 I was still having radiation and wondering what all would lie ahead of me in the journey.
At 20 I wondered if I would ever figure out what in the heck I was supposed to major in at College. At 25 I thought I had everything figured out and was ready to ROCK marriage and parenting.
At 30 I realized I really had no stinking clue but that I was finally beginning to grasp that the Lord hadn’t made as many mistakes when He created me as I’d always assumed.
And now at 35, I’m just grateful.
This past year has been one of first steps and new beginnings.
Launching this business and ministry has been humbling and amazing, difficult, and rewarding.
We suffered loss this past year
I survived sending my baby off to kindergarten
and watching our older daughter navigate the world of 2nd grade girl drama (who even know that it started this young?!?) and being left out.
I’ve been mentored and loved by some amazing women of God who have taught me MUCH and I’ve had the privilege of leading other women forward in the truth of who God has made them to be.
And even in the hard things? It’s all a gift.
ALL of it.
I can confidently say that I trust the Lord in new ways… That He is good even when things don’t seem to be.
And so as another year begins, I know that I don’t walk one step alone.
I want to make my time count.
Each birthday I get to celebrate is a gift and I don’t want to miss that. Ever.
I wanted to give you something today, too, so I filmed for you all a full length tabata workout based on 2 Corinthians 10:5. All you need is a set of hand weights (or whatever you can find to use instead) and a willing heart.
Do a few minutes of a quick warm-up and then push play. It will be hard AND it will be worth it.
If you’re not able to see the video above, click HERE to access it.
And if you love it, considering joining us in the At-Home TRIBE. It’s a community of women ready to walk forward with the Lord in freedom in their hearts, their health, and their homes.
Thank you for journeying with me, friends. I’m so thankful for you.