30 Reasons I'm Thankful to Be Turning Thirty
I have to admit, turning thirty is a little scary, especially when your mother had symptoms of Alzheimer’s before she turned fifty. My husband noted that I am “advancing in age” in an otherwise very sweet birthday letter.
But, turning thirty is a little bit exciting, too, because I’m celebrating the start of a beautiful, new chapter in this great adventure. As my grandmother recently told me, my life is “so full right now.”
Here is a list of 30 amazing blessings I’m thankful for as I’m turning thirty:
- My inquisitive, observant two-year-old.
- My happy, vocal, five-month-old “mini me”.
- My honest, supportive husband.
- My patient, all-grown-up “baby” brother.
- My helpful, generous in-laws.
- My daughters knowing their great-grandparents.
- My dad loving being a “Grandpa”.
- My extra momma, Cheryl.
- My brother-in-law, sister-in-law-in-law and nephew moving to Texas.
- My niece entering the world.
- My relationship with my sweet stepmother.
- My amazing yoga instructor.
- My wonderful massage therapist.
- My genuine, fun-loving church family.
- My husband’s job (despite the long hours).
- My often dirty but love-filled home.
- My smartphone (which I had to dry out in a bag of rice overnight after dropping in the toilet yesterday, haha) and social media to keep me connected and inspired on a daily basis.
- My Jessicas (all three of them).
- My Carly (and her amazing photography skills).
- My sweet Shelli.
- My candid, opinionated and fearless MOPS mommas.
- Springtime in Texas with beautiful bluebonnets.
- My somewhat green thumb.
- Living in the healthy eating, young family-oriented, outdoors-loving mecca that is Austin.
- Living in the information age, which allows me to research anything affecting my family’s health.
- Accepting that I will never be perfect.
- Knowing that I have a perfect Savior.
- Knowing that God’s plans are better than my wildest dreams.
- Knowing that my mother is finally home.
- Knowing that this is not my home.
Lauren Flake @ For the Love of Dixie