So I wrote a post about turning thirty. Since then it's just, well, closer.
I turn thirty in 11 days.
On our way to the conference this past weekend a friend of mine asked me if I was really having a hard time with the upcoming birthday.
I explained my reasoning.
Today I got this note from her in church.
Lori, you have allowed God to work through you; to bring people to Christ, so they have an opportunity to be saved. This, being eternal, is a greater accomplishment than all the "earthly" ones could ever amount. And to think of the amazing impact you have made on your fellow sisters, all in less than 30 years~think of all you & God can do in the next 30."
Well, if that doesn't make me look forward to my sixties than I don't know what would.
I told her I was going to frame the note, hang it on my wall and read it every night to remind myself of exactly why I'm here, in this time and place, a stranger just passing through this world, doing this thang. I was joking. Mostly.
So here I am, pushing the heck out of thirty. I'm a daughter of the King and that is the only thing that matters.