Yes, today I have reached a milestone. I am now - officially - 40 years old. I had a friend ask me how I felt about that recently.
My response was and is, New decade; new adventure.
The truth is when I was 20 years old, if you had described my life at 40, I would have probably wrinkled my nose. I didn't expect to still be living in our little town. I certainly expected to have done greater things career-wise, and I hoped that things like finances would no longer be an issue (yes, I was slightly naive!).
That is not the case, BUT God had bigger and better planned for me.
For instance, I could not have imagined my two boys or what being a mom means to me. I am not terribly maternal by nature, but being my kids' mom has been one of my greatest blessings. Oh andif you mess with my kids - I WILL hurt you! lol
I have so much for which to be thankful: a great husband, awesome extended family (and soon to be sister in law!) and wonderful friends. I am on Holley Gerth's God Sized Dream team, and I am dreaming again.
I have a job that affords me the luxury of working at home, and a truly great thing called flexibility. It's a blessing to be able to stay home with either of my boys if they are sick; to meet the needs of friend or help someone out with taking one of the kid's friends home after school. I realize not everyone gets to do that.
I know that being 40 means I'm getting older, but you know, I'm okay with that. I don't know that I'd want to be 20 again even if I could. There is great freedom in getting older and embracing the greater wisdom that age brings (don't laugh!).
So, today - as I head to yet another basketball game which is also something I didn't see myself doing at the age of 40, never mind enjoying it - instead of mourning that my skin isn't quite as elastic and my waist isn't nearly as trim, I'm choosing to embrace a new decade as a brand new adventure.
Seriously - I can't WAIT to see what God has in store. I have a good feeling! :)
~ Blessings, Bronte