I think my big issue is the fact that I never thought I would still be in this situation (financially speaking) by the time I was thirty. I thought I would for sure be in a house with a husband that had a career.... Nope, still students.
But you know what? It really isn't that bad.
I think of all the people out there losing their jobs and homes and suddenly I feel safe being in the student situation. We are actually very blessed. Ben and I have a great marriage of 6 years now, 2 beautiful healthy boys and one on the way. Ben is doing really well in school and in the Army, and I am actually selling some of my hats! I have a great extended family and friends, and we enjoy the people that live around us. We always seem to have enough to eat and means to pay all our bills and still do fun things once in a while.
I look back in my thirty years and honestly have no regrets. It's been a good life with lots of growth, learning, challenges, events, and everything else in between! There isn't anything I would take back. Nothing that happened that didn't teach me something and make me into the woman I am today. I just hope that in ten years I can say the same thing when I turn forty!
So what do I really have to complain about?
My twenties were actually some very difficult years, and I should be singing praises that they are gone and now I can look forward to a great future! Lots of things are going to happen in my thirties: Ben will graduate, we will get to have a house, the boys will be in school, and maybe our family will even grow some more. Who knows what the future holds! But isn't it exciting to think about what might be waiting? I think so.
So Happy Birthday to ME!