Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Birthday Thoughts

Today, I turn 26.

It is interesting to think back to where I thought I would be at this time in my life. It is proof that I could never escape God's sovereign will for the future.

  • 10 years ago, I thought that I would be celebrating my 26th birthday as my first year out of the University of Florida Vet School.
  • 5 years ago, I thought I may be finishing up in Seminary and beginning a career in full-time women's ministry.
  • 3 years ago, I had no idea where I would live or what I would be doing on my 26th Birthday.
  • 1 year ago, I thought my 26th birthday would be my first birthday as a mother.

Despite all those plans, here I am.

I am not doing full-time women's ministry, but I am the wife of a God-fearing minister who strives to live out the Gospel in our marriage. I graduated from a tiny Baptist College with a degree in Christian Studies, but gained indispensable knowledge and theology. I am a resident of Louisiana which is 10 hours from family, but have some of the best "Miss-Lou" friends I could hope for. I have a secular teaching job, but I have learned to love people who look, act, think, and talk differently than me. I have no child, but have have been blessed to laugh with, cry with, pray for, encourage (and be encouraged by) women who are struggling with infertility or pregnancy loss.

By the providence of God, none of my plans came true. He has me exactly where He wants me on my 26th birthday. I am rejoicing that I serve a God who is in control, and has brought me right here, right now.


  1. Happy Birthday!

    I have thanked God a million times for His plan being so much better than the one I had for myself. I pray for your many blessings this year!

  2. "Indispensable knowledge and theology," that is so true. The Lord did great things in my life, during my BCF days!

    Thanks for this post, I received encouragement by it.