Unfortunately, none of these pictures turned out that well, but I still love them, because they document me getting one year older. I've been thinking about getting older a lot lately, with my birthday two weeks ago and all. I turned 26. I wasn't super happy about it, but then I saw the following quote on Facebook:
"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many" - Unknown.
I had seen the same quote many times before, but last week was the first time the meaning really processed. Why do people regret getting the privilege to live another year with the people they love? So many people die young and don't have the opportunity to do so many things. My life has been very blessed. I have a wonderful husband, who supports me in everything I do and the sweetest, most beautiful daughter. A lot of the time, when I think back at myself even six years ago, I cringe at what I believed was important and how I acted. I have developed and changed as a person so much, and I am so glad I was blessed to have those years. I cannot wait to become an old lady and tell everyone stories about "back in the day," when iPhones were the coolest and cars ran on gasoline. What I'm trying to say is, I don't regret getting one year older. On the contrary, I feel very lucky to have had a chance to gain one more year of knowledge and experience.