Sunday, June 22, 2008

Obligatory post about reaching the end of my twenties

"The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you have been." Madeliene L'Engle

This week I will celebrate the last birthday of my twenties. A funny thing has happened in recent years, I look forward to aging. With years comes experience, wisdom, friendships and memories. In another birthday, I see opportunties ahead of me.

From ages 23 - 27, I dreaded reaching another birthday. It symbolized death to me instead of life. The knot in my stomach was primarily caused by my lack of husband and lack of babies. Turning 24, 25, 26 and so on unattached was not the life I had sketched out for myself. I am not sure when my outlook on passing years and years ahead changed, but it has. Somewhere along the line I decided that I could hate my life or embrace it. I decided to embrace it and have found fullness in my friendships, career and spiritual life. I have lived a full life in my twenties and I hope that the capstone year of this decade is as wonderful and memorable as some of the others.

Here are some friends that helped me celebrate with a lovely brunch on Saturday.







2 comments:

Fern Cohen said...

Hi! I really liked your post so I submitted it to yearblook.com

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Trillia said...

I liked it too Leslie. It sounds like God has been really doing a work of joy and peace.

Love you and Happy Birthday. It looks like a lovely brunch!