{…You do not have because you do not ask… James 4:2}

{…You do not have because you do not ask… James 4:2}

This time last year, my husband and my best friend back in CT planned the most epic 30th birthday partie(s) ever.  I was completely surprised/shocked/in awe of every thought and detail that went into all of these celebrations.  I am one to never really get surprised.  I can usually figure things out.  Like the time Ben proposed to me.  I just knew something was up, based on the way he was acting etc.  So this accomplishment was huge.  Basically for 6 months everyone had me under the impression that I was headed to Hawaii or some exotic island for my 30th!  They got me real good! I was flown home to be with my close friends and family which was a HUGE surprise in and of itself,( especially after being in CA for just under a year). Followed by several surprises.  One being a HUGE pinterest out door party.  AMAZING.

So here we are, one year later.  I am turning  31 this coming Sunday! In all honesty, I am all “meh” about it.  Just sort of not all excited about my birthday as I usually am.  Part of it could be just the acceptance that I am actually in my 30’s.  The other part being that I am sharing my birthday with Father’s day! Which is fine, and all but… yea! LOL.  It is basically going to be hard for me to focus on me.  I am going to want to focus on Ben all day.  He is the most incredible dad ever…. seriously.

Anyways, I have been thinking a lot lately…. Especially since I have been all “meh” about 31.  What we are, who we are, what outcomes come to be, partly are dependent on our attitudes and beliefs.  I have decided that the next 30 years of my life are going to be the MOST incredible yet… and hopefully even beyond that.  I have come to the realization that God wants to answer our prayers, surprise us and do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask, think or imagine.  I have started to ask and believe for the impossible.  And so in saying that, I believe that 31 is going to be my best year to date.  It’s more than just saying that, it’s believing that, partnering in that belief and taking actions and steps towards my goals and dreams.  Dream Big, Believe Big, Act Big….

“….You do not have because you do not ask” James 4:2

Thanks for Stopping by the blog!!

Ruthie xoxo

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Sunnies: Charmin Charlie

Rings: Charming Charlie

Bracelets, earrings & necklace: Charlotte Russe

3 Comments

  1. Jen Gialoyrakes June 18, 2015 / 2:35 pm

    You are amazing!!!!!! Love to read your blog!!!

    • ruthieridley June 18, 2015 / 3:02 pm

      Oh my goodness!!! You’re so sweet to me!!!! Thank you SO much!! Xo

  2. Sharon June 18, 2015 / 3:33 pm

    Wow that passage came right on time!

    30 or 19…are you sure? kidding 🙂
    Happy Birthday!!!

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