I gratefully spent a few hours with my parents and on my ride home felt so incredibly blessed that I have them in my life.
Sterling was home when I returned and we spent the rest of the night relaxing and being together. The rest of the week we celebrated, but this particular day, October 9th, was my birthday. The day itself was not anything out of the ordinary, but the way I felt on this day was grateful, OLD, but grateful.
It hit me funny at first. Where was this 25 year lightning strike of greatness that I was hoping for?
I quickly realized that it wasn't going to just hit me, I already have so many great people in my life and I feel like I have grown by leaps and bounds in these past few years. I am continuing to learn patience and a whole myriad of life lessons. I keep thinking about Sterling staring me in the face in the mornings.It has been such an amazing blessing to see him each morning and have such an incredible man in my life. I am so glad that I have him to share goals with, to share excitements, to experience trials and frustrations, to experience God's love and help in ways that we could have never imagined.
So...today I don't have everything figured out, and I didn't suddenly get a lightning strike of greatness, but
I am learning
I am happy
I am blessed