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,
HE IS A FAITHFUL KING AND LORD OVER ALL.

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!

14 comments:

Haley said...

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

Happy birthday and happy new year!! :D

Lots of love,
Haley

~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! :)

Katie

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.
~Jess
P.S Happy New Year! :D

Taylor said...

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

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

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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!

~Emma

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! :)

LYLAS,
Taylor

Lon 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!!!

Lon

Taylor said...

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

-- Taylor

Little Lady said...

belated happy birthday! lovely blog.

~Mika

Taylor said...

Thank you so much, Mika! :)