Last Thursday I turned 30 years old. I’ve had several people ask me how I feel about being 30 as they hold their breath waiting for the answer. This milestone wasn’t hard for me at all. I think partly because nearly all of my friends have already turned 30, and partly because I know that there is something so significant about the timing of my turning thirty and my divorce that will be final in two weeks. I love how my new decade starts with such a fresh start in my life.

This year I decided that I wanted to order myself something significant to commemorate this birthday. I’ve been wanting a new ring – something to symbolize the new start in my life. And something that would serve as a reminder of where I have been. So I had it custom made from etsy and it arrived on my birthday – perfect timing!

Start over ring

Start over ring

I had the inside engraved with a verse from the Bible that has gotten me through heartache.

Isaiah 41:13
For I am the LORD your God
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.

It was important to me to wear the ring on my right hand, as a reminder that I am not alone, that God has a plan for me and that it’s good.

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3 Responses to “thirty”

  1. Lisa

    It’s beautiful! A beautiful reminder of that great love that holds you, guides you, and will never let you go. Happy birthday!!!

  2. cat

    I LOVE THIS. What a perfect gift. So happy to see you last night. xo

  3. Phoenix Hadley

    I love the ring, it’s perfect!!! You are a perfect example of what you do when your life gives you lemons. You make a KILLER Lemonade. Good job.

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