Sunday, May 28, 2006

Thirty Years

This is it. My thirtieth birthday. Ten years ago it seemed so far off, but the time has flown by. I always say you are as young as you feel, but lately I've been feeling old. I've aged so much in the last couple of years. I've gained weight, stopped excercising, become even more pessimistic than I was and I've become a major worrier. I also thought that I would have more accomplished than I do--I thought I would be finished having kids and I thought I would have been on some exotic vacation by the time I was thirty. Oh well, don't mess with God's plans I guess.
But I will say that turning thirty is not near as life altering as I thought it would be. I guess I'm just moving on and up! I can still do whatever I want and I'll probably do it safer and smarter than I would have five or even ten years ago. Age and experience do count for something! So on that note I am happy I've made it this far--God has blessed me in this life and I know that he will continue to do so.

4 comments:

Nancyroo said...

Happy birthday Ashley!

KKstock said...

Happy Birthday Ashley...I was gone this weekend and I missed it:) Wanted you to know I was thinking about ya!

Anonymous said...

Ashley, You are such a beautiful young lady! You don't look close to 30 years old. We don't always understand God's doings in our lives but I do know that you are a wonderful mother to precious Clayton. He is a very lucky little boy to have you taking such good care of him. So many people admire you - keep up the good work>

Christy said...

Happy late bday! I know what you mean- I turn 30 this summer-- much different than I imagined. Ash- you are beautiful and have a beautiful life- may be different than you "planned" but wonderful all the same!
Thank God you were born & I have the chance to know you!