Okay that title sounds a little sappy and I guess in a way it is, but when you really look at the situation it is amazing! I was just comparing this birthday to my last one and it turns out I’ve had, well let’s just say a big year. Then: • I had long bleach blonde hair • I worked in a hotel • I had just bought a plane ticket to Italy because I had big plans • I was dating a guy, but it was not really very serious (little did I know we were about to break up again, but that’s a funny story for another time) • I had no idea what life had in store for me.

Now: • I have short semi-dark hair • I work in a bank (with some interval time as a substitute teacher and one disastrous week as a nanny) • I'm back in the hood in Lubbock Texas (you know how I feel about my neighborhood, it’s a love-hate thing) • I’m married to the most wonderful man ever!! • I have no idea what life has in store for us.

It’s amazing the difference a year can make. Praise God that His plans for our life are so much bigger and better than our own! I still don’t know what the plan is, but now I can look back and see that God is faithful!