And Now I'm 27

No, that is not a little boy wearing a pink shirt.
That's me and my older sister (and one of my best friends), Haley.
She obviously got the cute gene (and the hair growing gene).

Today is my Birthday. Happy Birthday, Hil!

I am gonna be super honest, year 26 was bogus. It truly was. I had some real lows and can confidently say that I have grown the most this year than ever before. I have been humbled and have felt broken at times but have also learned the worth of so much. I have seen the work of God in my life and it has brought a great deal of happiness and peace. Funny how times can be both hard and glorious. Am I right?

There is so much more of my life to come and I am equally excited and nervous for it. I know that I can withstand the things that come my way and hope to do so gracefully. I have goals that I want to reach, things I want to learn and wrinkles I want to earn. I am excited to have a another year under my belt because I think they are just making me a better, more well rounded and open minded person.

I hope that the trials I have faced can fill me with more compassion for others. To have an open mind of how I am different but that I can help those who may need it. That I can be more understanding of what my son needs from me and realize the fact that, frankly, he doesn't have my exact same personality and may need a different way of learning things or expressing himself.

Year 27 is going to be a good year! I know it will.

Happy Tuesday!



Chad de Lisle said...

I love you! Happy Birthday!

Holly said...

Oh Hilary, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! Your are so amazing! Happy Birthday little sis! I adore the picture of you and Haley (and you definitely got cute genes too)! If it makes you feel any better, this year was bogus for me too. Toughest year yet. But 2014 will rock-you'll see!

Haley said...

Oh Happy Birthday, Hil! I'm so thankful Mom brought you home on a snowy day 27 years ago (even if you did steal ALL of the attention). You'd better have a long life ahead of you because I simply don't know what I'd do without you in my life! Love ya!