Friday, December 31, 2010

Eighteen Candles... and a Happy New Year!

Yes, today is my eighteenth birthday!
And it really is hard to believe. Where did all the time go?

This morning my mom and I drove to our local DPS office so that I could take my driving test with the prospect of finally obtaining my drivers license.  I have to admit I was a tad nervous; mostly because I'm not a consistent parallel parker. *nervous chuckle*  I was so afraid I would fail that part of the test. SoOo... I prayed a lot!  And guess what? 

***  I passed!!! ***

I have to give all the credit to the Lord for supplying me with the wisdom and guidance that I needed.  He is so faithful and I am just jumping for joy inside.  Left to myself, there's no way I would've walked out of that office today with a license in hand.  But -- praise God -- I'm now a licensed driver!  Eep! 

This is just an added blessing to the many I've experienced this past year.  I can't thank God enough for walking with my family through these last 365 days. 

People, let me just tell you,

Without His hand of providence leading and guiding, protecting and sustaining, nurturing and holding us up this past year... I don't know where my family would be.  I am truly in awe of his awesomeness right now.  And that's what I love about this time of year: the opportunity it gives me to really reflect on all God has done in my life.

Elisabeth Elliot speaking of Amy Carmichael

"The preoccupations of
seventeen-year-old girls
-- their looks, their clothes, their social life -- do
not change much from generation to generation. But in 
every generation
there seem to be a few who make other choices. 
Amy was one of the few." 

...And I pray I was too.

Now, as an eighteen-year-old, I look forward to continuing to live out my life to the glory of my precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!  He is certainly worthy. :)

I pray you all have a supernaturally blessed new year!


Haley said...

You have your drivers license now? How neat! Congratulations! :)

Happy birthday and happy new year!! :D

Lots of love,

~Miss Raquel said...

Happy birthday, dear!! And congratulations!!!

Many blessings on this coming year...
~Miss Raquel

Lindsay said...

Happy 18th Birthday, Taylor!!! I'm so glad you were able to get your license today! That must be a big relief. :)

Well.... you'll be getting a little something from me in the mail soon. I am so, so sorry it's going to be a little late for your birthday (eep!). :( I feel really bad, but I'll get it sent your way first thing Monday morning!

Happy New Year, dear friend!! I hope you and your family have a blessed new year too! :)

~ Love & Hugs,
Lindsay <3

anna :) said...

happy new year taylor! and happy birthday! :)

anna :)

Katie said...

Happy, happy birthday to you, Taylor! I hope you had a great day!
Congratulations on getting your license! :)


Child of God said...

Happy 18th birthday Taylor! A new year and a new driver all at once! God Bless you this year and I pray for safety as you cruise the roads.

In Him,

Jessica Rebekah said...

HAPPY 18th BIRTHDAY, Taylor! :D I'm glad you were able to get your drivers license, praise God! :)

I don't know how I'd be able to live without Christ, He truely is faithful! God is an AWESOME God!!

May the Lord richly bless you.
P.S Happy New Year! :D

Taylor said...

Thank you all SOOO much for the sweet birthday wishes! They just made my day. :)


Lindsay: Oh, don't worry one bit about that! I totally understand, dear friend. ;-) I hope you have a blessed new year too.


Lots of love,
-- Taylor

Emma said...

Happy Birthday! your present is in the mail so be looking! sorry it's kinda late, I just had to find the right thing that I chose. Lol mom kept getting all these things saying "I think she'll like this..." erg I wanted to find your present MYSELF lol. but it worked out so YAY : )
Happy New Year, too!


Taylor said...

Hey Em!
Don't worry, it wasn't late at all. I actually got your package on the 31st! And I loooved everything you got me. It was just PERFECT. ;-) Thank you, thank you!

Happy birthday to you too!! I can't believe we're growing up. lol! It seems like just yesterday we were little girls running around at church together... Now we're practically adults! Anyway, I hope you had a great day on the 30th. I was thinking about you! :)


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Taylor!!! And congratulations on passing your driver's test!!! It took me the third time before I passed, for I was so nervous! Hope you and your family have a very Blessed New Year too!!! God's Blessings to you all!!!


Taylor said...

Thank you so much, Lon!! May the Lord bless you as well. :)

-- Taylor

Little Lady said...

belated happy birthday! lovely blog.


Taylor said...

Thank you so much, Mika! :)