A birthday is a good time for reflections. A year has passed . . . and so much has happened in my life in the past year.
One year ago today, I spent my birthday with Tim and Carrie. It was one of the best birthdays of my life so far. I actually got to spend the day with my twin sister, and that doesn’t usually happen since she got married. Plus, Tim did his best to make it a very special day for both of us.
A year ago . . . I longed to be married. The desire of my heart was to love and be loved. I wanted to have a family. A year ago . . . that desire seemed so far away from being fulfilled. A year ago . . . I was discouraged.
Yet, one year later, I am happily married. In less than a year, I met a godly, sweet, romantic man. We got to know each other quickly, and a little over a month ago, we were married.
God is good.
Was it hard to wait for marriage? Yes . . . unbearably so, at times. Was it worth it? Yes.
This birthday is a time to pause for reflection . . . not so much on the changes in my life, but in the faithfulness of God. I see his fingerprints all over my life from the past year, and it is exciting to think about what the next year will hold.