Three Decades

Today I turn 30 years old. As my husband shared recently when we talked about our upcoming birthdays, “I can’t believe my next milestone birthday after this is my 40th!”

Last night, John and I went to Clydes Willow Creek to celebrate. It’s a neat restaurant with a rustic yet elegant ambiance.  I had never been to this Clydes location, but I heard great things. The food and experience did not disappoint. Afterwards, we stopped by Sweet Frog for frozen yogurt – my favorite! Tonight we’re having a cookout with my family to celebrate.

An after-dinner selfie.

This morning while getting ready for church, I was thinking about the lessons I’ve learned over the last 30 years. The words from a church song I was taught in primary (Sunday school for kids ages 4-11) came into my mind: “…Have faith, have hope, live like His son, help others on their way.” I thought about how even though I was taught the words to this song many, many years ago, I am still learning each day what it means to have faith, to have hope, and to love and live as Jesus Christ would. I think even in 30 years I’ll still be learning to apply the words of this song to my life.

We shall see what this next decade holds in store! I am sure there will be joyous moments, hard moments, fun moments, unexpected moments, and more. I am grateful for the moments of life I’ve been given and the moments that lay ahead 🙂

Updated on July 7 with pictures from the actual day:

A couple of presents.
My mom decorated the mantle at their house for my birthday.

3 thoughts on “Three Decades

  1. Fannie Daly June 25, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    Dearest Meghan, I want to wish you a very very Happy Birthday. Thirty is such a special time ! I wish you many many more decades to come. We are NEVER too old to keep learning. Much love, your aunt, Fannie I’m sure your aunt Leah wants to wish you a very Happy Birthday, too !
    I send you her love, too.

    • Meghan June 26, 2017 / 5:42 pm

      Thank you so much, Fannie! I’m sad I won’t be in California this summer to see you. I hope you’re doing well 🙂

  2. Nell morgan June 26, 2017 / 12:08 am

    I thought of you this morning but was waiting for evening to write. Thanks for your post. May you have a wonderful life not only until 40 but forever. When I first saw you after you were born I was certain you were the perfect baby and now you are the perfect mom to be. May all your life be filled with joy – Much love Grandma

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