I'm 40!!! It finally happened. I've been waiting to get here for 5 years now. Why, you may be asking? 40 is a new beginning for me, the start of a new chapter. As some of you already know 4 days before my 35 birthday I had a devastating Multiple Sclerosis relapse. I lost all my coordination on the right side of my body and could barley walk. My Neurologist at the time told me I would not be able to walk unassisted in 5 years which completely broke me. Then severe depression/nervous breakdown shortly followed. My life fell apart. I've spent the last 5 years recovering and rebuilding my life. It has been a very rough journey.
And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than the beginning.
I believe 40 is the starting point of God's promise to me that he gave me from Job 42 during my darkest time. The Lord is going to bless the latter days of my life. I am so excited to be entering into this new chapter.
This new chapter will bring many blessings along with more wrinkles, but I'm okay with that because I have earned every one of my wrinkles. Each one tells a story of heart ache and triumph. I often wonder how Job looked after all the tragedy he endured. It must have aged him greatly. Did he have more grey hair, more wrinkles? Did he have any scars left over. I'm sure he didn't care because they told the story of what God did in his life and how he brought him out and healed him. I think he wore them as a badge of honor. So, I will wear mine as a badge of honor, a privilege. I am truly thankful to be alive and walking and cherish every moment that I've been given.
So, Hello 40, I've been waiting for you.
Love & Hugs,