Sunday, April 25, 2010

21 years 252 months 1095 weeks 7670 days 184082 hours 11044924 minutes 662695445 seconds

crazy to think this is how old i am ... i obviously didn't figure this out on my own ... google is a wonderful thing!

i've always known how much i am loved and blessed, but this year was different.  i spent my birthday alone, other than the few hours with my sister between her two jobs i realized even though i was alone i knew how much i was loved.  i got numerous calls from my brothers, including a 6am wakeup call!  i have been placed in the most wonderful family who i love so dearly!  

this is what i woke up to the other morning ... all sarah!  her amazing creativity!  she told me she couldn't wrap my present ... this was SO much better!  there were also shoes at the door all arranged in a '21'!!  all in all it ended up being a good birthday, it was different but a good one!!

even though it may be lonely at times, there is one verse that i always go to that reminds me that i'm never alone:

'Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name, you are mine.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you.  For I am the Lord your God'  Isaiah 43:1-3

so to anyone who may come across this, i hope that it can be an encouragement to you also.

Monday, April 19, 2010

a start of something new

so i was convinced by sarah and sara to start blogging.  i told them i had nothing interesting to ramble about and they said, it will just come to you!  so here i sit, waiting for the blogging to 'come to me'!  all i have to say is, linda its your turn now!
starting something new is always scary.  starting school last february was scary but moving back home was scary too because i had never moved home!  but i realize that you can't get anywhere in life without starting somewhere.  i always say i don't like meeting new people, because 'its scary'!  starting a blog, well thats scary too!  all to say, as my birthday is around the corner my family asked me, what are your goals?  of course i don't have any, but maybe i'll start doing new things!  like actually scrapbooking and traveling! who knows what this year has in store for me, all i know is i'm here and i have to enjoy every moment because i am not promised tomorrow!

i am a butterfly in a cocoon waiting for the hole to get a little bigger so i can emerge and show my beautiful new wings to the world ... watch out ... here i come!