Every Friday, I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. And I literally write it in 5 minutes. The prompt this week is … strong.

New job. New part of town. New colleagues.

I am frightened and dismayed, but I am also strong and courageous because he is with me.

He is MY God. He is with me in the old and with me in the new.

Bring it, God. :)

“Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

This summer, I turned 40!!

Since 40 for me is the beginning of many new things — a new job, a new gig in writing, a possible new kid, I decided that I was going to take this day seriously.

I sat and thought for days about what I would do on my 40th birthday.

Did I want to see friends that day? Nope.

Did I want to go to dinner? Nope.

Did I want to hike a “mountain”? Yes.

So my husband and I went up this mountain in Maryland, and we took the summit trail that was filled with rocks.

We got this view.

Small thing to do for a 40th, but the best experience for me.

Happy Summer to you all!! :)

Deirdre Parker

Deirdre Parker

God’s Daughter, Vet Wife, Mommy, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Teacher and Friend. Proud Baltimorean!!