I tend to think of myself as still being 24... but this morning while getting ready for church I noticed yet another wrinkle. I asked myself how this could be~ I still feel like I am 24, but looking at these old pictures I guess it's proof. I'm not 24 anymore. When I think about it- I am actually thankful I am no longer that age. The first reason being- I am leaving the 'hair' behind. LOL Did you see how TALL my bangs were? The second reason is- I have spent these last years growing as a Christian and I have never been happier. I miss my 4 biggest kids being that small- but I am also enjoying watching them grow into the kind of 'bigger' people that I am so proud of. I know I have a lot more 'growing' to do... I know I am so not there yet. But I am thankful for a God who loves me enough to WANT to use me- no matter where I am. I remind myself that MY part is to believe and obey- and HIS part is to grow and change me. I am so thankful for that change... I just wish it did not include so many wrinkles!
Lord, thank you for growing me in your likeness. Thank you for this abundant life you have given me. Thank you for your peace that surpasses our limited understanding. Help us to be obedient to your ways and in all that we do honor you. May our lives be a testimony to your love, mercy and grace. In Jesus name. Amen