It was my birthday last week. I turned 60. Yikes.
Turns out it was the best birthday ever.
I think my family thought, "Okay, Mom's officially old, so let's do everything she wants to do." And we did. We had Belgian waffles for breakfast, went on a hike, played games, and ate dinner at my favorite restaurant.
We also had a little discussion about how much life has changed since 1959. As I reflected on how different things are, I realized this: The trivial things in life are the things that change. The important things remain the same. And these are the important things to me:
Faith and family.
We are, and always will be, children of a living, loving God. Jesus is the Christ, and He atoned for our sins, making a way for us to become 'perfect in Him,' and to live forever in joy and peace. My family is, and always will be, my everything. My best friends. My whole world. They mean everything to me.
All the rest is noise.
When I was growing up, we had 3 channels on TV. We didn't have computers, cell phones, Internet, social media, microwaves, string trimmers, rice makers, adjustable beds, or air conditioning.
But we had our faith in Jesus Christ. And we had each other. And we didn't really miss out on anything. (Well, except for the string trimmer thing, because I was the one who always had to 'clip' the edge of the grass along the fence - with a tool that was really just a glorified pair of scissors. And it took me forever! Haha.)
But seriously, faith and family are the two pillars of my life. And I don't mind growing old - as long as I get to do it with these people around me.
I am thankful for every moment with them.
I hope you have a great week.