Thursday, April 29, 2010


Twenty-seven years ago today, I was born, six weeks early.

Twenty-seven. It suddenly sounds very old, even though I'm among the youngest of my friends.

I am twenty-seven with a house.

Twenty-seven with a good, strong marriage to a man I love.

Twenty-seven with a car I own.

I will soon be the mother of two kids, at twenty-seven.


I am also still quite insecure, at twenty-seven.

Twenty-seven with a propensity towards sticking my foot in my mouth.

Twenty-seven with not a clue about what God has for my future.

Twenty-seven and still not sure I'm applying make-up correctly or using adverbs correctly.

Still comparing myself to others, at twenty-seven.

Still thinking my nose is too big, at twenty-seven.


Twenty-seven and still reminding myself I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Twenty-seven with a faith I don't always understand, but always see working in my life.

Twenty-seven, believing in prayer.

Twenty-seven, struggling, striving, learning, growing, changing.


Thankful that God has allowed me to see twenty-seven years.

And here's to the year to come!


  1. yea!! happy birthday!! heres to 27 more wonderful years!

  2. Happy 27th Birthday darlin'...hope it's a special one for you!

  3. Happy Birthday! I love the attitude. It's always good to be thankful for another year of life. (-:


  4. Love this post... and I laughed out loud when I read that you think you're nose is too big... I don't think I've ever even noticed your nose, which means that it must be perfectly in proportion with the rest of you love!

    Happy birthday!

  5. Happy Birthday:)

  6. I love this post, also! I can relate in so many ways to the things you said! Happy Birthday, Katie! I'm so glad to know you.

  7. Well, I think you're a wise, gorgeous, perfectly proportionate, encouraging and well-spoken 27-year-old. Happy birthday friend!!!

  8. can I repost this and change it to "twenty-eight" (and take out the being born 6 weeks early?) pretty much the rest are right on with me, too. Happy birthday, friend!

  9. Happy Birthday! I hope you got some good stuff. My 27th is in 12 days (not that I'm counting).