It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I read something on social media that reminded me we were heading into a new decade. Normally I look at the new year and think of starting over, but barely pay attention to the numbers attached to it.

I am old enough to remember the hype, anxiety, and then let down of the whole Y2K celebration. So anything next to that crazy turn of the calendar can seem less exciting.

Regardless, there are a few lessons I have learned in the past 10 years that might resonate with you.

1. Forty isn’t as scary as it is made out to be.

2. You will survive through hours and days of no sleep and eventually those sweet babies will sleep in.

3. No one ever leaves mom alone in a bathroom. Keep the door locked.

4. When you are too tired to go to the grocery, kids and your husband will survive on what is in the cupboard.

5. My identity is not in who I think I am but in who God says I am.

6. Abiding in Jesus is active.

7. Relationships build a legacy. Good or bad.

8. Live intentionally seeking what God wants you to do for your day. Allow Him to direct your steps and you will find true peace.

9. Grief is hard and ugly and terrible. But it shapes us, makes us braver, and builds us to minister to others.

10. God allows seasons of rest. Embrace them and be restored.

What about you? Are there things you have learned these past 10 years? Silly or serious God is developing us to be more like Him.

For everything there is a season and it’s time for every purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1, ESV

He’s writing your story and it is beautiful.

It is an honor to walk with you! Happy 2020!!

Love ya!!