January 2014~ really?
Love me some January~ fresh starts.
When I was a little girl, I couldn’t imagine turning 40. Almost dreaded it as 40 year olds were OLD.
Also. The year 2000 would be filled with people traveling in jet packs and technology would rule the world. I knew this, because the Jetsons cartoon was pretty much reality to me.
As a tree loving outdoorsy type child, that was, well….ew.
Fast forward into the 2010’s~ holy cow! Not only did I make it through the age of 40~ a year filled with surprises~ a pregnancy, which then deteriorated into trial~ choricarcinoma and chemotherapy. But, I am now 50, which at the time I could not even wrap my young brain around.
I could not have imagined ever making it through, but, also could not have imagined the delights that came with turning fifty, either.
Several of the “unexpected” turns that brought my fifties into Spring –like newness
1. A published memoir
2. Speaking engagements
3. Two adult children on their own for the most part, leaving me with much more “me” time.
4. New closeness with my spouse
5. New friendships with other women and re-connecting with old friends.
6. A new closeness with my mom and dad, brother and sister.
7. A new wonderful church family.
As I press into seeking God for his plan, his vision this coming new year I came away with some “tasks” that I can’t wrap my brain around. Doors opened and to be honest, the unknown is overwhelming.
I do know that any part of God’s plan ahead will keep me in step with Him. In the arms of the Savior, dancing through sunshine and storm. The end will always be sweeter, more victorious, and richer than I ever imagined.