Birthday Reflections

Shared some honesty on Instagram for my birthday. Here it is for the blog!

33.

My Jesus year birthday ๐ŸŽ‚.

Watch out, world ๐ŸŒŽ!!!

32 was a year of death…including losing both of my dear grandmothers this spring.

And yet it has also been a year of life…and living. Death AND life, bad AND good. Pain AND joy.

Real life is not Instagram, and it will never be summarized in a post, or fixed in a year, or tied up in a neat bow.

But striving for, seeking, and sharing beauty and goodness and simplicity can help us survive the hard things, and the tension of both/and living.

32 Highlights: lots of travel!

Pictured:

  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • The Netherlands
  • Cinque Terre, Italy
  • Pisa, Italy