Over the course of this last year, there were a couple of times when I really just felt OLD when I considered I would be turning 30 soon.
But for the most part, I had been thinking of myself as “almost 30” for the majority of the year. I remember few people asking me how old I am and I answered 30🤦🏻♀️.
Then, as my 30th birthday approached, I came across something on Instagram that really hit me in the heart. A quote that said something like: “getting older, especially with those you love, is a privilege.” I thought it was beautiful.
I let that sink in for a minute when I read it and I felt it really move my heart. I usually do not think of getting older as a privilege.
Truly though, despite the negative connotation aging has, if you really consider the alternative, being allowed to get older is a real and true privilege. My 20’s. I really loved it. I got engaged, got married and had babies in my 20’s.💕
There were a lot of changes, heartache, trials and struggles too. But my 20’s were really good, really memorable years for me.
However, as I crossed the threshold into this new 30th year, and this new decade, I look to the future with anticipation.
Despite having moments where I wish time would slow down or I wish I could relive my 23rd year on the beautiful beach of Nervi, Cannes and Nice for our honeymoon I am choosing to believe that aging is a privilege, and I am looking forward with hope toward what is ahead.
It seems like there is tragedy all around, everywhere I look these days. Cancer, accidents, tragedy… they claim lives every single day in ways that are often too close to me for comfort.
All of that drives home the fact that this life, these moments, really are precious and every day we have is a gift.
I don’t know exactly what this 30th year or this decade of my 30’s holds for me. But I do know that God has given me this time to make the most of, and to do good with.
It is a great privilege to experience it.❤️
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