Monday, December 17, 2007

3-0

As I mentioned in my last post, I recently celebrated the milestone birthday. No, I don’t really feel that much older, but I do finally feel like I’m a true, respectable adult. One would think that titles such as wife, CPA, college professor, aunt, “senior staff” (an unfortunate name for our roles in a college-age Bible Study), homeowner, piano teacher or mom would have done that for me, but somehow leaving my twenties behind seems more definitively adult-ish than any of those other things. So many huge life changes have happened in the past decade that it just now feels like I’m settling in. Between the ages of 20 and 30 I met Dan, graduated from college, started a career in accounting, got married, gave birth to two wonderful kids, adopted a third, ended a career in accounting, started a “career” in teaching – big kids and my own little ones, moved four times, and celebrated 8 years of marriage. It’s hard to imagine that the next decade could hold quite that much stuff. I don’t regret growing older though because each stage just seems to be better than the last. God has been so incredibly gracious to me over the past 30 years that I can’t wait to see what He has in store for me over the next 30!

3 comments:

Tony & Kirsten said...

I was thrilled to turn 30! Ahead of you by just a few months, I have to say that it's great! Settled into life, and so grateful for what God is doing in me. Happy late birthday! May your 30s be full of grace.

Rachel said...

I can completely relate! There's something about finally being in my 30's that makes me feel as though I might be taken a bit more seriously. So, happy birthday to you and I just know this next decade will be full of more wonderful events for you!

Laina said...

Happy birthday, Laura. It's been such a joy being a part of your life and family. I'm sure that in 30 years from now, you'll be amazed to look back and see how much you fit into them. Maybe you'll have added "Grandma" into your list of adult titles! That's a wierd thought...