Sunday, March 22, 2009

Musings, Ramblings and Thoughts About My 25th Birthday

So today I turn a quarter of a century old. I was trying to determine if I feel really old now or still really young and I've decided that I feel young. I still think of myself as a sixteen-year-old petty teenager at times and I'm not sure when I'll start feeling like a "grown-up." Yes, I've got responsibilities out the kazoo, but I still can't seem to get a grip on being an adult. Maybe I'll figure it out by the time I'm 30 or maybe by 60.

Sometimes it feels strange to have skipped the college phase of life when most of my peers chose that path. I don't regret not going to college- I just wish I had a friend who didn't go either. It'd sure be nice to have someone my own age to talk to about potty training methods, homeschooling, and what to do with an emotional 5-almost 6-year-old. It'd sure be nice to not be the youngest mother in my social circle.

Oh, well! God saw fit to put me here and now and so here and now is where I will bloom. God has done some amazingly beautiful and harsh things to me in these past 25 years- more than I thought could fit into 25 years! It's exciting and a little bit frightening to think about what He'll do in the next 25 years. But whatever crazy stuff He's got in store for me, I know it'll be better than I can fathom right now. Golly, it takes a lot of faith to trust God with my future! But He's proven Himself trustworthy in the past so I guess I'm just going to have to close my eyes, grab His hand and jump right in to this new quarter of a century. Here goes!

Happy Birthday to me!


Raquel said...

Happy birthday, Adiel! I can say similar things about my past 23 years, even though I've had completely different beautiful and harsh things to experience. Here's hoping your next quarter of a century only gets better!

Ellie said...

Happy Birthday! I am so blessed to have you be part of my life :) I hope your Sunday was wonderful.

Gabrielle said...

Happy birthday, Adiel! I hope your birthday was grand and your next years are wonderful. I love you, baby sister!

Jeremy Beach said...

Happy belated birthday! You know, I really like what God has done in you during your first 25 years. You are a perfect complement for the man that I still consider to be my best friend even if I don't get to see Joshua often. You are raising wonderful children who are turning out quite well thanks to how God is using you in their lives. Additionally, you have a big heart for others. Lastly, your creativity brings a lot of beauty to the world.

I think that your first 25 years have been a success, and I am looking forward to seeing what God has in store for you throughout your remaining years.