10 March 2014

Today I'm 27. 

I've never regretted growing a year older. I've always shouted my age from the mountain tops, always found excitement for the new year that was ahead of me. However this year, things are a little different. Although I am glad to be alive - this year, this birthday, 27 has seemed distant, different, and far from my mind. There are so many places I thought I would have seen, things I thought I'd be doing by 27. 

I haven't failed, but my life is on a totally different course than what I imagined. 

I'm 27 today, wiser, stronger, loving, joyful, and spirit filled. 

I'm a different 27 than I thought I would be. I've had different experiences and I am living a different reality.

I am grateful for year 26 as it comes to a close. It's brought many challenges, blessings, knowledge and a deeper faith than ever before. As I settle into 27 I look forward to all that this year will encompass.

When I turned 26 I had already thought about how I would be celebrating my 27th year. Never did I think I'd be held up at home, in bed, managing pain with narcotics. This birthday is different than any other birthday I've ever had. I won't be going out for dinner, a movie, or opening many gifts - but this birthday has brought me more joy than any before. 27 is starting off differently than I expected but I am grateful already for what this year will hold.

I feel older today, not old but older. 

Today I'm 27. 

P.S. Happy Birthday to my birthday twin Hannah. I hope your birthday is full of sunshine, blessings, and kisses from God.

Your Turn: When's your birthday? What year did you begin to feel older not necessarily old but older.


  1. Happy birthday! I started to feel older on my 25th Bday.

  2. Happy Birthday!
    I completely understand how you feel. My birthday is approaching and I am far from where I imagined I would be at 31,
    However, I keep in mind that I am where God has planned for me to be. He knows what is best for us.
    Don't worry too much. I hope you feel better soon and that you will get the chance to go out and do something for your special day even if it is a week or two later.

  3. Happy Birthday my sweet friend!

  4. Happy Birthday!!!! Your 27th year will be nothing short of amazing, I am sure of it! Just think of it as "taking a rest day" to recharge your birthday batteries! :)

  5. Happy Birthday Charity! I hope this year will bring you everything you want and more!!!!

  6. Happy birthday! I hope you feel better soon and get spoiled rotten ie: food in bed, kisses, hugs, dessert. The age that I started to feel... Nostalgic lol has been twenty seven as well. I turned twenty seven on August 26th. I was early in my pregnancy at that point, and idk it's when it really hit me, wowsers, I am a grown up lmao. And I am closer to... Dare I say it? Thirty. At the same time I constantly remind myself to stop being vain about aging, and be thankful. Thankful that I am seeing another year of life. That I made it through the scars and adventures from the previous year.

  7. Happy birthday Charity! I hope you get a little belated birthday surprise to start this year of 27 off right!

  8. Happy Birthday!

    I've always felt like an old soul. =P


  9. Happy happy birthday Charity!! Wishing a beautifully, blessed year:)

  10. Happy Birthday Charity! I'm praying that you'll be feeling better soon!

  11. Happy birthday!! I turned 25 a couple of weeks ago, and that one was weird to me since I am not halfway to 30. I hope you start to feel better and have a wonderful day!


  12. Happy birthday beautiful girl! Life is so crazy isn't it?! I am in a place today that I would have neverrrrr seen myself being at even just a couple years ago. Cheers to being 27! Hope it's the best year yet!

  13. Happy 27th Birthday!

    I think we all go through birthdays like that from time to time. For many, I think birthdays automatically become a day of self reflection kind of like New Year's Day. You compare what you are actually feeling and experiencing with what you thought you would have or should have been feeling experiencing by that age.

    Again, I wish you a very Happy Birthday! I pray for all the blessings that are in store for this year. xoxo

  14. Having a birthday in the middle of all the IVF stuff caused me to feel differently about my bday too. It was like it was on the back burner, second to my pursuit of motherhood. I actually had to be reminded it was my birthday.

    Anyway, I hope you had a happy one, friend!!


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  16. Looking so beautiful at the ripe old age of 27. I think you look younger. Eventhough you've always been wise beyond your years. I am proud of you baby bear. I pray that 27 is all it's cracked up to be. My life at 27 was wonderful and I pray that yours will be better.


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