It's hard to believe that another year has flown by!
For me, birthdays are a good time to remember....
And as I look back and recall the memories, this year in my life was full of both great and unpleasant moments. I remember very well dark nights but also bright mornings, gray clouds and blue skies, tears and also smiles....it was simply a good year to experience for the first time the reality of adulthood. And every bittersweet moment made me realize just how weak I am, and how much I need the strength of God to carry me through this life.
I am thankful, for the people that God has placed in my life....if there is one thing I have learned this year is that we clearly need the Lord in order to survive this life, and since He lives in many of the people around us, we need them! I know that without the long talks with Mom, fun horse rides with Dad, wise discussions with my grandparents, crazy laughs with friends, and even getting lost in the mountains with my bro and sis in law...this year wouldn't have been as special as it was. So thank you, to each of you that is reading this, for caring and being a part of my life!
Today I recorded a song that has always been a favorite of mine, and as my heart is overflowed with thanksgiving, it's also flooded with a new desire....a desire as strong as a child yearning for a new toy. I am once again struck with the reality of life, and my wish is that I am able to continue through this life in God's perfect will, and as hard as it may be sometimes, that I may be able to live my life for a greater purpose than my own:
Here are some of my favorite pictures of April!