Today I turned 39 and began the last year of my 30s.  I think back just ten years ago when I turned 29, and remember looking forward to entering my 30s.  I had been married for 7 years, was living in my hometown in Idaho, and had a 5-month old baby girl.  I wasn’t entirely sure what the future held, but would have never even begun to imagine anything about my life today!

In ten short years, we’ve moved twice.  We’ve gone from one young baby, to 10 children ranging in age from 5-18.  I have had amazing opportunities to get involved in ministry and the community in ways I would have never predicted.  My world was quite small at age 29.  And now, I’m overwhelmed at friendships and connections that span the globe, socio-economic strata, faith backgrounds and more.  What an amazing ten years it has been!

My husband John who also turned 39 a few weeks ago said he felt like life was just beginning for us.  And it’s true.  As I look forward to the next ten years, I do so with great anticipation and joy.  I am blessed beyond measure in ways far more substantial and valuable than finances.  I pray I will always remember that I am blessed to be a blessing.  I know not what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future.  And that’s enough.  More than enough.