Thursday, August 13, 2009


Approaching 30, I've been mourning the loss of my "youth"
...mourning the fact that I'm no longer a 'young mom', but just, well, a mom
...looking at face creams from a whole new perspective.

I'm so embarrased to even admit that... Sheesh.

It is sad to see how much I've been affected by the culture. 30 is not the begining of the end, but merely another year of added wisdom and life experience. It is another year that I can watch my kids grow and relish solid, secure love with my hubby.

I've been keeping an article in my Bible that I pull out and read every so often. In it the author mentions, "where you are at age 29 depends mostly on circumstance, where you are at 39 depends mostly on character."

Pause. Reflect.
As I've been going back to this again and again this last year, my prayer is that character would be forged by my current circumstances.
...forgetting what lies behind me, I push forward in the race that He has set before me! I set my course and look ahead to where I will be at in another 10 years.

So a quiet, peaceful day ushered me into a new decade.

...a quiet, day with those I love - my hubby and my boys!
for some reason, it is so much fun to photograph little one's. I'm rather embarassed at the lack of pictures of Rich or myself. But I really do love him, he just doesn't cooperate and give me all kinds of cute expressions.


  1. Happy Birthday, dear Heather. Thank you so much for those reflections.

  2. Heather,
    I remember having a hard time (sort of) turning 30. The part that bothered me the most was that I now moved to the 30 - 45 box rather than the 20-29 box that is on forms and surveys and such. Don't know why that bothered me, it just did!!

    Allison Haugan