Turning Eighteen

Turning Eighteen

Hi there! I hope you’re having a beautiful Tuesday! ❤ This is the day that I’ve been looking forward to for the past few months, and I really can’t believe it’s already here. Have I mentioned before that time absolutely disappears when little ones are running around the house? There’s something about spending time with babies and kids that makes the days fly by. ❤ I wish it wasn’t so! For the days when they’re so cute and little are gone before I know it.

On this day last year, I wrote a post (which you can read here!) talking about what I was thinking on my seventeenth birthday. It amazes me that a full YEAR has flown by since I wrote that post! I read it again this weekend, and I was reminded of how deeply thoughtful I was that day. Here’s a quotation from it:

I’ve realized that there’s more to life than the things we own, the status we have, and the audience that we captivate. It’s about family and friends, making happy memories, and exploring new places. Above all, it’s about coming to know our Heavenly Father even more. That is a lifelong process that doesn’t ever seem to tire me, but instead brings me to love Him even more.

Man – I don’t even remember sounding that wise, haha! I’m pretty sure by now the Lord has called me to be a writer because I love expressing my thoughts and ideas through words. ❤

As you can probably tell by the title of this post, April 10th has come back around again – which means that I’m turning 18 today! I have learned so much in the three hundred and sixty-five days that have elapsed since I was celebrating my last one, and I think the one main thing I’ve noticed this day is just how special birthdays are as a kid. The childlike attribute of enjoying your special day that much is something that made my childhood so bright, and I’ve definitely seen my view of life changing these past few years as I grow older.

Life is not about what you do – it’s about who you spend it with.

Reaching out in kindness to your family, extending a helping hand to the poor, being open to holding conversations with new people and old friends … there is so much quality of life to be found in loving others. ❤

Today, my birthday is no longer a day to appreciate myself like it was when I was little … I now possess the knowledge of how precious life is, and how blessed I am by the Lord to be a shining light to those around me.

Being willing to face the aspects of myself that need improvement, and cultivating the areas that others truly appreciate is something I’m truly mindful of this day.

If you’d like to learn a bit more about me, there are some posts I wrote recently which I definitely recommend!:

The Passions I Pursue || Focuses For April
Growing Up So Fast || Healing Begins Here

Thank you so much for reading! Very shortly, I’m going out to have breakfast with my dad, which I really enjoyed doing with him last year, as well. Have a blessed day!

— Maggie

98 thoughts on “Turning Eighteen

  1. “I now possess the knowledge of how precious life is” – such an important thing to learn.
    Happy 18th Birthday, Maggie!! Hope you have a lovely day & celebrate well as you so deserve to feel blessed. ♥
    Caz x

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      1. My family’s great! ❤ and my mom’s doing really well! 🙂 I’m so glad we’re all recovered from the cold that was going around recently. How are you and Rui doing? ❤

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  2. I just saw this, ahhh, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ I hope you had a wonderful birthday and it was absolutely perfect, I love your blog and you are totally awesome, love ya, girl! ❤

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  3. It has been almost a year since I found your blog and started talking to you. I remember reading your birthday post and thinking how awesome and blessed it was to talk to you, hear your thoughts, and your love for Jesus. Every birthday is a reminder that this is only the beginning. More opportunities, growth, memories, and glory of the Lord await. It is amazing to look back like you shared and be thankful. Happy Belated Birthday and have a wonderful new year full of blessings!

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement, girlie! It is definitely appreciated ❤ Man, it has been almost a year 🙂 I still feel like I just began blogging on here, haha! I can’t believe it’s been over a year!!!

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