Big birthdays tend to force us to pause and reflect on how far we've come, where we are, and where we're going. The big Four-Zero is especially significant because, though we don't know how many years the Lord will grant us in this life, this milestone marks the halfway point of our expected life span, even according to scripture (Psalm 90:10). It has taken divine intervention for me to look back with acceptance and gratitude and forward with hope as I sit in awkward silence in the present of the presence of my Saviour.
This week is Nettie's Confetti's second birthday! What a journey it has been. After taking forever to start this project of love it has now become an integral part of my life and those around me can't escape when I have an idea or start a project. I have been humbled by the support for my (sometimes crazy) endeavours and for the feedback I have received from friends and readers from all corners of my life.
My birthday has always been the most important day of the year for me. As children our birthday is simply an opportunity to be celebrated, be the centre of attention, and eat our favourite cake to our heart’s content. As we get older, birthdays become an opportunity to reflect on our growth and achievements.