My two oldest have gotten married to great men this year. And I'm married to an amazing man! My youngest is my special buddy. On top of this all, I have wonderful girlfriends whom I can call anytime and pour out my heart to.
It is by God's grace that I'm alive and that I can celebrate with joy next week. I think the greatest lesson that I have learned in the last few years is to give grace generously and without condition. So many people talk about grace and having received it, but don't often give it as freely and without condition. That is why I have decided to do a series of blogs on "Words of Grace." I don't deserve all that I have and even the bad that has happened to me, I don't feel that I deserve either. Life is not fair--both ways. But we don't have to be defined by what is fair and not fair. We can be defined by what we decide to be. And I want to be a woman full of grace and generous in grace.
Next week when I'm 50, I want to give birth to a new decade of a "new" me: full of grace, full of joy and full of love for others. Please celebrate with me!
50 Years Old? Just remember, when you're over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.
- Charles M. Schulz