I’ve got less than an hour before my birthday hits. I’m nervous. Not that things are magically going to change now that I’m turning twenty, but that life as I know it is gradually changing and my birthday each year serves as a reminder to that. So much can happen in just one year, let alone two decades. Things change, but things also stay the same. For example: I’ve always gone to the same church ever since I was a little girl, but the people in that church changed. I’ve always lived in Texas all my life, but I’ve changed houses.
You see, each year I always wish that nothing changes. Each year! But looking back I’m glad some things have changed in my life. I’ve grown in maturity, I’ve made new friends, and experienced new things. Sure, there are the bad things that happen, but if things never changed we would never experience the good.
There are blessings and curses with having your birthday fall in the middle of the holiday season. One of the curses is that it’s so busy. But one of the blessings is I’m forced into a thinking spirit. Thanksgiving just having passed I am thinking about the blessings in my life. Christmas coming up I am thinking about blessing others. And New Year’s Day quickly approaching I am thinking about my future and my past. How have I grown and how much more do I want to grow.
I am so blessed this year. I am thankful for the changes. Even though I am afraid of more change, and sometimes I wish that my life could happily stay the same, I know that change is good. I will go through hard times, yes, but I will also go through amazing times. And I’m not alone on this journey called life. For I have a Friend that sticks closer than a brother. (Pro. 18:24)
Now that I think I’ve rambled enough and fleshed out my thoughts I think I’m ready for the clock to chime twelve and let me know I am now a year older. May God bless you all and may you have a wonderful holiday season!