On my 35th birthday, I clearly remember the bittersweet feelings of turning 30 and bidding adios to my roaring 20’s. I’m 5 years closer to 40, y’all! This is an incredible blessing. I keep thinking how life has changed in the past decade. How each year has gotten remarkably better, sweeter, and more delicious!

If you would’ve told me on my 25th birthday that by my 35th birthday, I’d be married. I wouldn’t have believed you. I clearly thought I was destined to be a fabulous spinster for the rest of my life.

If you would’ve told me that by 35, I’d be living in Houston, TX, with my husband, I’d laugh in your face. I was supposed to own my own home as a single gal, living in the most beautiful city in the world, Chicago.

If you would’ve told me at 25, that by 35, I would have traveled the world and eaten at some of the best restaurants in the world. I would’ve said, “of course, I have, darling!” The icing on the cake it has all been with the love of my life, my husband.

If you would’ve told me that by 35, I would no longer be working and instead baking pies in the middle of the day, I wouldn’t even know how to imagine that kind of life. I had a plan to run the world.

My life didn’t turn out exactly the way I had imagined it would’ve. It turned out even better. It’s a wonderful reminder, I can plan all I want, but I’m not the one in charge. God has always had a greater plan for me than I could ever believe. I’m counting my blessings of unconditional love, family, and friends. I’m grateful for all those who have guided me and have encouraged me on this wonderful journey. I’m allowing God to lead. I’m optimistic about His future plans for my life.

On my day of birth, I’m reminded of this biblical passage: Proverbs 3:5-6

5. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6. in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Have a great day! Thank you, for all the love and kind birthday wishes.
I wish you all continued blessings.