Today I begin the last year of my 20’s. It’s been a good decade. Honestly, it feels like I’ve been in my 20’s forevvvverrrrr. I am not sure why I feel that way, but I do 🙂
So much has changed in my life during this last year – I got engaged, got married, signed a contract to build a home, and more. The greatest blessing of this year and of my life is becoming John’s wife. I’ve wanted to be married for a long time, and I always felt in my heart that God would lead me and guide me in this desire to find someone who was right for me.
A few weeks ago, when we were heading to sign the contract on our house, I pulled out an old notebook to take notes if needed during the signing. During the drive to the sales office, I saw I had written a few paragraphs about my desire to be married and my faith that I would find a spouse. It was fun to read those thoughts while riding in the car with John.
Today I am in Athens, Georgia for a work conference. I was here two years ago on my birthday as well. The aspect I remember most about the conference two years ago was the plane ride home. I distinctly remember sitting on the airplane and wishing I was flying home to my husband. I remember writing in my journal about how much I wanted to be married. That was a Thursday evening, and on the following Sunday, I met John.
I have no idea what this year will hold and what the next decade and decades will hold, but I am grateful that God has a plan. During this next year, I want to more fully cultivate a heart of happiness. Happiness is contagious, and I want my husband and my future children to be happy. I know that one way I can make that desire a reality is by choosing happiness myself. Life is sometimes hard, scary, dull, confidence-sucking, etc. Happiness is a choice, and I want to make that choice. I am so grateful for my faith that guides me each day to choose happiness by remembering who I am – a daughter of my Heavenly Father who loves me and I love Him.