Saturday, April 7, 2012

27: Reflection and Promise

Twenty-seven has been a year full of HUGE ups and rock bottom lows.  It has been a year of growth, challenge, loneliness, celebration, change, loss, grief, learning, perseverance, adventure, and love.  It has been a year where I learned to cherish friendships more than ever, hug family tighter, and love even deeper.  A year that I learned how incredibly independent I can be in a very unnatural and challenging setting and one where childhood daydreams blossomed into reality.  A year I will never forget.  It is crazy to think this time, last year we were in our cute little Lakewood duplex talking about all this year had to offer and praying that it would deliver on its promise.  It did and now I am looking forward to what the year ahead has in store for us. 

I have so many plans, but I have recently learned the hard way, that I am not always in control. In fact, I don't have any control at all.  All I can do is strive to be the best person I know how to be, be obedient in my faith, and pray like crazy that God's will aligns with mine.  I have an inkling we have some treasures in store for us this year. 
Twenty-eight used to sound so old... but I am so content with where life has me right now. I finally feel comfortable and confident in my own skin.  It's a gift, really.  To finally let go of the insecurity and be unashamedly yourself. Cheers to whatever lies ahead! 

all images found via Pinterest


  1. abby, this is beautiful! HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY & CHEERS to you!

    and happy easter :) it's a really spectacular thing to hear your reflections, and mainly your hope, on this day - the day that celebrates what we are told to put our hope in, the Resurrection. i love knowing you and experiencing life with you in this life. and am thrilled to experience all that friendship has to offer in the next. hopeful and excited for 28!

  2. Happy birthday and may 28 be the best year yet! You have grown into a beautiful, strong, godly woman. I am so thankful to be your mom and friend. I love you, Abigail Leigh! XOXO, Mom

  3. great blog! great attitude! happy birthday!

  4. You are an amazing friend and woman of the Lord!! I know He has so many wonderful plans for you!!! Continue to trust in Him!!! Hope ur having a blast in Italy!! Live ya chica!!

  5. loved reading this, abby! I hope your birthday was the sweetest and you are having a wonderful trip! Love to you, friend. cheers to 28!



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