Thursday, November 13, 2008

29 is Just Fine!

Today is my 29th birthday.  

I only have 365 days left of my twenties. And then I start a new decade.  Scary, but exciting, thought.

I am the type of person that loves birthdays. I milk it for months. I am always providing family and friends with the countdown. And I love to plan something special to celebrate [or even better have someone else plan it in my honor!].

The last few years have been difficult. Don't worry, I still mustered up the strength to celebrate my big day. But, it was a reminder to me of another year gone by...without a sweet baby in my arms.

This year is different indeed!

Taking a small glimpse back to just one year ago:

We were in the midst of paperwork and our home study.
We had only shared with a couple of people our hopes of adoption.
We hadn't heard of a girl named Emily.
And we certainly didn't know a baby boy named Maximus.

God has been so faithful. So good to me this past year. I am so thankful to be celebrating this birthday with my sweet baby boy in my arms.

I am overwhelmed by God's goodness.

A HAPPY birthday it is!

5 comments:

four4now said...

I thought the same thing today.
Our God is faithful.
Ps. 27:13-14

xoxo
me

Becky said...

God is good INDEED!!!

The2Scotts said...

Jen
Happy Birthday, I think it goes without saying that it was amazing!
Hope to see you soon!
Love you,
Sarah

Anonymous said...

Happy HAPPY Birthday!! Wish I could be there to help celebrate the happiness! :) Have a blessed 364 1/2 days left in the 20's. Miss you guys!
Shanna

Joyful said...

Isnt it so neat to look back on the last year and where you were in that moment a year ago? It is a TRUE sign of His faithfulness to fulfill the desires of our hearts if we wait on Him faithfully. Happy Birthday Jen!