On the occasion of one’s birthday, at least in the blogosphere, it seems appropriate to reflect. So reflect I will.
Twenty-nine may perhaps be the last birthdate that has a youthy-ring to it. All of the remaining birth years to come will have a 3, or a four, and eventually a 5, 6, or 7… and if I’m lucky, even higher, attached to the front of it. I feel as though I have one more year in that post-teenager-but-not-really-an-adult-yet phase. I suppose, for all intents and purposes I am already an adult and have been for quite some time. But people still see you as a young adult in these ages. They write you off a bit and chalk up mistakes and successes to the innocence of youth. Even though those of us stick in these mid-to-late-20′s ages know that nothing of the sort is the case. We are adults and older adults write us off all too often. But I am afforded one more year of grace-period before they no longer chalk mistakes up to youth. Then, its just plain stupidity.
But what a year its been…
I married the most amazing woman on the planet. I know many think they have that woman. They are wrong. And those still searching for Miss Right, well, she’s taken. We had an amazing honeymoon on the high seas and I am happy to say me and my Carribbean Queen are living happily the family dream.
This year saw the First Birthday of my neice, Macy. She is a cute little thing and alwyas brightens my day when she’s around.
July brought what is hands-down one of the most amazing and stretching experiences of my life: Colorado. A week of man-against mountain… and the mountain almost won. The greatest part of the whole excursion, though, was the friends I made along the way. Those among our 14 church members as well as Alex, Larry, Lori, and Brian from New Frontiers.
I accepted a major job change at Church moving back into Media Ministry. It was (and is) quite an intersting experience as I slowly get my feet wet again in media. I am sure of God’s calling to this pursuit and am excited to see why He has me back here again. Though I try and try to get away from it, He always woos me back. God is obviously not done with me in this area.
We sold the Jeep and bought a Volvo.
And then there have been, and are, many other major and minor life changes which you simply don’t need to know about… but happen to all of us.
All-in-all though, its been an amazing year. Definately a God year. But as great as it’s been, I look forward to the future and what IT holds!
So, light another candle on the cake. I’m 29!