Today is my twenty-sixth birthday, but I only feel eighteen.
I have to admit that as I sit here thinking back on my life, I'm not exactly where I thought I'd be at twenty-six. I'm far from it, actually. My original plan was to get married around twenty-one, start my family around twenty-two, and have all four of my beautiful children before I turned thirty. But at this rate, I'd need to get pregnant right now and pop out a baby every year for the next four years to hit that target.
Have you ever heard the saying, If you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans?
I didn't get married at twenty-one, I got married at twenty-three. But I'm the luckiest girl in the world, God sent me an amazing man to take care of me for the rest of my life. I didn't get pregnant at twenty-two either, but I'm growing and changing and learning more about myself every day. And I can pretty much guarantee that I won't have those four gorgeous babies before I turn thirty either, but the older I get, the younger thirty seems to be.
So I don't mind God laughing at my plans. In fact, I'm learning to laugh with him. No matter how hard we work, we can't control and manipulate the future to be exactly as we would like it to be. But if I trust that God has a plan for me, and continue to believe that His way is better than mine, life will turn out even more beautiful than I could have imagined.
I have countless blessings to be thankful for, and I have no doubt God will continue that trend this year, so here's to year twenty-six being as amazing as the first twenty-five! I'm excited to see what He has in store for my life this year!