Wednesday, October 18, 2006

It's My Birthday!

Well, it's my birthday. Happy birthday to me. I am 27. You know, I think I am finally over the whole "I missed out on my twenties" self-pity trip I was on. What exactly did I miss out on by marrying the man of my dreams and having three healthy, beautiful, delightful children anyway? Well,

I missed out on being single, lonely, and afraid I'll never get married.
I missed out on wild parties with the college crowd (eeew!).
I missed out on years of working for other people at a job that doesn't make a difference in the world.
I missed out on years of thinking only about myself because that's all life's about.
I missed out on a LOT of good movies at the theatre, and a lot of wasted money on restaurants.
I missed out on all those dates with the wrong guys, and all the tears of breaking up with the wrong guys.
I missed out on doing whatever I want, whenever I want on my days off.
I missed out on years of sleep!

Now I know that there are a lot of single, working twenty-something women out there that are really happy and right where God wants them. I'm just saying that these are things I know would've happened to me, and I'm really very grateful that God spared me from the freedom I thought I wanted!

Thank You, God! As always, You know best! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!


  1. Wisdom. Wisdom, indeed.
    Bless ya,

  2. What a blessing this was as I read it. Your grateful heart shows through clearly and inspires others through your creative and expressive words.

  3. Tricia, as I read your incredibly meaningful words, I went back to that Mother's Day so long ago that taught me the same lesson--but in a more dramatic and horrifing way. Thank God that you are so in tune with His will for your life and can see how very important your job is! Our next generation is going to need to be so strong--and the only way they will be able to stand firm is to have dedicated, loving, strong mothers and fathers! I am so proud to be your Mom!


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