First and foremost, I am so thankful for Christ saving me! With the Easter season I've been doing a Lent devotional through She Reads Truth, and it has consistently brought me back to what Christ did for me. He saved ME. He knows me personally. All my thoughts, sins, wishes, hurts- and He is ever so patient with me. I know in my day to day, I take it for granted that I have this relationship with Him, but I shouldn't. Because I know there are many who are lost, even people I love. And when I do dwell on that, I just ache at what they are missing out on. Because Jesus is truly everything, and the only thing that will fulfill you.
I have a wonderful, loving family and I am so glad that most of them are close by! My parents have always encouraged and supported me. They've pushed me to grow and try new things (I wouldn't have gone on the missions trip where I met Luke if my mom hadn't encouraged me to go), and they've been there when I have had dark times in my life. They paid for all of my college so I could graduate debt free, and gave me a little nudge out of the nest so I could grow up. It's been so fun growing up with my sisters and seeing us all as adults now. Talking about relationships, getting healthy, babies, marriage, and of course our love for cats. And my brother is my adventure buddy. Okay, so maybe I'm not the most adventurous, but seeing all that he does makes me want to climb mountains and do new things. We miss him out in Colorado!
And can I just say a little something about my in-laws? The best! I feel so loved and so a part of their family. My mother-in-law is always watching out for things that we might be interested in, she loves on our kids so much, and she is such a prayer warrior. My father-in-law works so hard and is such a servant in his church. Their marriage is something I aspire to have with Luke. I love that each of my sisters-in-law and brother-in-law are so different from each other, and for the shared interests and memories I have with each of them. Whenever we get everyone in Luke's family together, there is much fun being had!
Turning 30 means I'm another year older, with another year full of blessings under my belt. I'm looking forward to seeing what God does in this next year, and pray that most of all, He draws me closer to Himself.