everyday is a blessing. everyday i learn something more to be thankful for.
this past weekend was my birthday, my 21st birthday to be exact.
and as terrifying as the prospect of growing up is, this birthday just proved to be an abundance of blessing. three of my nearest and dearest friends made the trek to rome to visit me, along with my too-sweet-for-words boyfriend. i don’t think i’ve ever been filled with that much giddy joy as i was waiting for them to arrive. these are the types of friendships that just continually amaze me; there are simply not enough to words to define love for these friends, and for this boy as well. i got to go home to my family and more friends and tons of good food for the remainder of the weekend. my parents made me my favorite foods, and i was surrounded by everyone i loved. i don’t think there is much more a girl could ask for. so while i still don’t know what the future holds or just how to grow up, i know i’m more blessed than i could possibly imagine. and to wake up with that knowledge is to understand just how deep and high the love of Christ is for me every single morning.