Well about two months ago I turned 30.
Even though I had to celebrate it on the other side of the world, I felt so much love from my family and friends that it was as if they were all here with me. My sister created a "box of 30" with something for me to open each day the entire month. Some days I opened little gifts such as C.D.'s or Starbucks Via. Some days I opened a note from a friend - wishing me well as I turned 30. I also wanted to showcase the quilt my Momma made me - it's really beautiful and so thoughtfully designed.
Thanks to everyone who has made my life so beautiful, including those of you who read Sew Homegrown. Turning 30 has been wonderful.
During the past 10 years I have been challenged, stretched, and grown more than I ever thought I would, but as a result I feel comfortable in my own skin - something I thought I may never achieve. My twenties held some really wonderful times and some really dark times, but the love I am surrounded by has carried me through all of it, and I am so grateful. I truly hope you too can become comfortable with who you are - we each have so many unique things to offer and we can learn so much from one another. Thanks for your support and I know we're going to have a great year ahead!