Ok moms in your 30′s and up. Do you ever go on facebook and randomly run across an old high school classmate… and think “Wow, she or he looks way older than me.” Come on. Lets admit it. Comment – I shamefully have thought this. More than once. Don’t get to excited, I wont reveal who. Although most surprisingly look the same to me!!
I turn 31 in less than a month now.
31! Thats one step closer to 40.
I tease my husband he is practically 40, at almost 37. He doesn’t seem to mind.
I guess, 30, its, I dunno. A big deal for me. I guess because when I 1st got married I told my husband “I want to be done having kids by 30” – and now that I am 30, the thought of being done with “having babies.” is sad to me.
I am not sure ill abide by that rule ;-) – but still, 30, is a new era for me.
I finally feel kinda grown up.
With my 4 kiddos tagging along haha…
The next door that opens for us, hopefully in full time ministry, will be different than before.
When we moved to Northern Ohio, I was a 21 yr old Youth Pastors wife… Crazy.
When Travis began Pastoring as a Senior Pastor in NC, I was only 23!! – thats just nuts. A Pastors Wife at 23. No wonder people had trouble respecting me… although they should have – but I will give some the benefit of the doubt. Yall who read my blog, know that situation to a degree… so I wont go down that road again.
When we go into our next church though.
I wont be the 20 year old Pastors Wife any more.
I will be 30 something.
Totally random post tonight. Just my rambling.
I saw this old photo of me though and found it fun to compare with a recent one of myself.
Left one, I am 15 years old. Holding my sweet cat Carla… who passed away this year. Photo to the right was taken last week, at age 30+ – My hair in the left photo is WAY lighter and my skin too. Not sure why my skin looks so pale ;-) – but my hair I did color back then. All teens do it seems. I have not colored my hair though like that since Caleb was a baby! My hair color now is its natural color. I plan to keep it that way until it grays a lot… once it grays, ill cross that bridge and decide what to do. Not sure ill want to sport all gray hair til Im at least 50.
I think without sounding vain or self centered?? that I have aged pretty gracefully.
Im thankful for that. I credit it to my moms youthful panamanian genes (she looks amazing too! have you seen her blog? ), but also healthy eating… using chemical free products on my skin… and being sure to limit sun exposure when I can. Those who see me think I lay out often. I dont. Trust me. I hide from the sun when I can… I guess my skin pigment just darkens easily… so even sitting in a shade spot, I darken during the summer rather easily.
Most of all though, I think my dudes keep my young – they may have sprung on some gray hairs (Ive found a total of 2 the last few years)… over all though, I feel like my running around all the time with them, keeps me active without always working out… and they keep me from getting sedentary and lazy.
So cheers to aging gracefully. Thanking the Lord for another year… and blessings he gives.