Hello people and Happy New Year! Today is a special day. It happens to be the day I was born. January 2, 1988 when this first born preachers kid came into the world and as my dad says - it’s my world, everyone else just lives in it. Ha. While I love my birthday and tend to celebrate all month long this one stings a little.
Hello my name is Amanda and I am 30. (gasp)
Yep, that's me in the 30s club. Yesterday I just sat back reflecting on 2017 and welcoming in this brand new year. I was reminiscing on my life and where I have been and what I have overcome, along with the holy crap when someone asks me how old I am I will be like, “I’m 30”. Yeah totally not looking forward to saying that in 2018 but whatever. While trying to drown my turning 30 sadness out with country music I was reminded that while I am no longer in my 20s and for sure now feel like an official adult....that I am ALIVE and 30 is something to celebrate because 18 years ago that was a concept that was impossible. Leukemia was suppose to take me out for good. There was a time that they didn’t think I would make it to the next month. A time where today would never happen. Now that’s crazy to think about.
So, while it may take a while to get used to the 30 year old thing, today I am celebrating my life, the very thing God gave back to me. I am also celebrating Hope in 2018 for so many that have been told they won’t make it. Hope that there will be a cure to cancer one day. Hope that no matter what you have faced in the past, this year, 2018, will be the year you will see it come to pass. Today means so much more than the day I was born, but a wink from above, a reminder of the blessings and favor in my life. Besides He gave me this life in the first place and has now allowed me to live cancer free to be able to say - I AM 30!
So for that I am thankful. I am living the best life ever. A cured life and I just want to give God all the praise and glory for it. Thank you for allowing me to live. Thank you for answering my prayers. Thank you for my kids and my dream come true guy. I won’t let it go to waste and intend to spread just a little hope everywhere I go in 2018.
Thanks for reading. I pray you'll join me on this journey to spread just a little hope. People need it. The world needs it now more than ever. Oh and if you want to get me a present just buy a HOPE Tee in the shop and rep HOPE wherever you go! So much love to you guys and I can't wait to see what this year will unfold! Here's to 2018 and spreading a whole lot of HOPE and killin' it in the 30s club.
ps how am i suppose to start a new years resolution with birthday cake at my house? :)