Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I am 30.

Today is my 30th birthday....it still feels funny to say...I have been dreading this day ever since I was about 26. I thought once I hit thirty that was it, I was old, and every trace of youth was out the window. Now it is here, I took a big gulp, and stood tall. I am actually now glad that I am 30. The 20's have been a fun and interesting ride full of ups and downs. There is so much to learn in your 20's, who you are, where you stand, and how to function and be successful in adult society. I am no longer naive. I am a lot less vulnerable, and I am no longer swayed by peoples opinions of me for the most part...I grew up in my 20's, learned how to be a wife, mother, and homemaker. I have learned to cook, clean, decorate, garden, sew, use "man" tools, and home school. I am stronger, more confident, happier, and more whole.

I feel grateful to live in a time and place where the life expectancy is long, and I can look forward to many years ahead, God willing. In my 30's my children are going to grow up, and I know that the love for my husband will continue to grow. It seems the 20's are a growing up period and the 30's is when you can really start to love living as an adult in this great nation, and at this great time.

So, to all the young people who like me, think that turning 30 is scary. I say don't be scared, it is wonderful, and refreshing...life keeps getting better :-)

                                                      Happy birthday to me, and blessings to you,

Oh, and one more thing, I am so happy that on my 30th birthday I got to try one of these things, another life experience I did not have in my 20's
                                                                Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I saw the light...the skinny

So I quit my work...I am not going to be doing Sweet Home Boutique anymore...I am going to close up shop for good....woo, and it feels good....

I thought I could do everything, but I was decieved...My life was drifting to a place I was not happy with...I forgot the love and happiness I found in being "simply a homemaker"

My children need me...I was burning my self out with all of the sewing (and God bless to all of my customers--thank you deeply for loving my work)..I was staying up late sewing, and getting up early cleaning feeding and homeschooling my children...

When my children got sick, I was not rested enough to properly care for them...so I quit....I need to retreat again to my place of rest....My bed with my face in prayer...Not only for my family, my husband, and my country...but for you...all of you...As I spend time in prayer the Lord brings people to my mind  people that need prayer support...This is the greatest way I can be a servant at this season in my life....

I will still blog, as I really love it...but it will be about my beautiful family, mothering, gardening, prayer, faith, being a wife, our life as a Navy family, and more....oh and sewing....I still love sewing :-)

God bless and happy Sunday...may you rest is his Peace this day