Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Note

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.


  1. Amen, sister!!! :-)

    I'm 28 myself, and feel like my life is just beginning. I have not yet accomplished so many things most people have by the age of thirty. Like, I haven't started college. At all. But I want to now. If I'd done college in my late teens/early 20's, I would have just floated and not really accomplished anything. But now I have a drive, a goal, a desire, a determination. My 20's have been fine, but as I approach my 30's too, I think the 30's are gonna rock. I'm excited.

    And I'm excited for you too! I think God's going to rock your socks in your 30's in ways you never expected. :-)