Yep, I am now arrived at the ripe old age of 91, oops, I mean, 19 :) On March 27th (my BD) I was actually being an honorary judge for speech and debate competition. It was a lot of fun and I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend my birthday *wink* But seriously, this year has been incredible. This time last year I would never have in my wildest dreams predicted a move to Colorado, yet here I am! So much has happened this past year, changes for the better most of the time, praise God. He is so good and it's by his grace alone that I make this confession... Part of a song by Michael Card comes to mind:
"There are times in your life when you're really in between
there's people telling you from every side
And the pain of growing up is almost more than you can bear
and all you want to do is run and hide
Don't you know that He loves you?
Don't you know that He cares?
Don't you know that He died to save your soul?
And don't you doubt for a minute that he will"
That song describes how I've felt (off and on) for the past, well, six years! But this last year God has matured me so much that the "pain of growing up" is beginning to subside and I'm finding that I AM grown up. It's rather scary, and there are definitely new pains waiting to take the place of the growing pain, but it's not really like I have a choice. I reiterate that God is so good and I praise and thank his Holy Name for all he's done for me. May he bless you as abundantly as he has blessed me!
I blogged on our family blog with some pics if you are interested. www.cochranfamily101.blogspot.com