"30 is the new 20"

That is my favorite quote of the day! And so far, 30 has been so fun. (thanks greatly in part to my fabulous husband!) I have such peace and gratitude as I've been reflecting on all God has done in my life.

I have many more thoughts to share about this joyous occasion, but the only words that seem appropriate are the amazing ones I read at the beginning of the book "bittersweet" by Shauna Niequist. Read it, think about it, and know how much I've loved sharing this past year with you!

"The idea of 'bittersweet' is changing the way I live, unraveling and re-weaving the way I understand life. Bittersweet is the idea that in all things there is both something broken and something beautiful, that there is a sliver of lightness on even the darkest of nights, a shadow of hope in every heartbreak, and that rejoicing is no less rich when it contains a splinter of sadness."

Such rich truth...and much of what I've learned leading up to this truly happy birthday.

"This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."


cait said...

Great quote! Love the explanation of "bittersweet"!

Have a wonderful birthday weekend! :)

Holly said...

Not sure when your birthday actually is, but I hope its great! Love your blog and that we have some things in common! I will be bombarding Louisville twice a week starting in Feburary when I start at Southern! I miss Louisville lots!

Hope you have had the best Birthday weekend!!

Angie K. said...

We're just happy that "The 30's" are not the "new 20's" - throwing wisdom out the window is simply not a good thing. At the age of 39 here, I can tell you that the 30's are quite nice. :)

Carmel said...

Happy 30th Birthday ( a week or so late!) I love your sweet blog :) Hope to see you soon. xoxo