"Surround yourself with people who are more excited for your birthday than you are." This evening I'm surrounded by some of my most treasured people. Feeling so humbled and blessed.
35 is going to be a monumental year. I feel it in my bones!
Dark chocolate covered strawberries for this birthday girl! 💗
It's few hours to saying goodbye to this old year and in summary, this year was the darkest year of my life! Never felt so dark, broken and travailed like I did this year but in all of these things, it was also the year I got light and love the most; light like never before! Light so full enough to penetrate the tiniest dark. People gave me their strength to draw from when I spoke none of my struggles and pain and in all of these, I see God! I made friends on this platform - friends that would forever be a part of my life! Have never met most of y'all but your love keeps me on my feet; y'all made me feel like I was doing something meaningful and impacting! Thank y'all for sticking with me since I got here, for being welcoming and loving the way i do my dang thing! For allowing me share snippets from my journey with you and being blessed by my 'weightless' vulnerability. . . above all, thank y'all for making me feel like I was such a big deal - like I was more; for reminding me that I've got purpose! . . . I take none of these for granted and I'm looking forward to a vulnerability-filled year❤
This is me laughing into the new year knowing fully well it can only be 'darkest' and nothing more - this is where the pain ends and from here on, the light shines brighter and brighter. . .
. . . this is me laughing into the new year fully convinced that "my soul has returned to her rest for the LORD has been good to her. That He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. And so I would forever walk in the Lord's presence as I live here on earth." . . . (Ps. 116:7-9) and I'm walking the whole of this new year unscathed!
So proud of my not so baby, A!! Over 100 kids auditioned for the school musical and about 25 got callbacks....then those had to tryout for certain roles. Just found out she'll be playing Shenzi aka the hyena Whoopi Goldberg played in the Lion King! While it's not a big role it's still one of her goals for her 6th grade year--make it for the school musical! Not only did she get a part she also is in SCA....student council and film club!! #middleschoolgoalsaccomplished#itsanewyear#aliviaisstriving