Thoughts On Thirty

Tomorrow has the potential to be a rough day. It is my 30th birthday. None of my birthdays in my 20’s carried as much weight as this one. While I am certainly not entertaining the notion of jumping off a bridge, there is a strange stigma about hitting thirty in my mind.

Here is the reality of turning thirty…

  • It’s been 14 years since I started to drive.
  • 12 years since going to college
  • 8 years since getting married and graduating college
  • In just 20 more years, I’ll be 50.
  • As I connect with college students, I worry about being the creepy old guy hanging around campus.
  • Or being confused with a facebook stalker!
  • My friend told me the other day that my hair was thinning out in the back (Thanks pal!)
  • I was 14 years old the last time the Pirates had a winning season

So I turn 30. They say that age is just a number, and it is. I have been overwhelmingly been blessed by God throughout my life. That’s the point, I think Andrea and I have tried to be where God wants us to be. That has been exciting for the past eight years together. As we do that into our thirties, I know that God will continue to use us beyond our wildest imagination. I just wish I could stay 29 or something!

About Steve LaMotte

Husband and father of three amazing children. Campus Minister of Wesley College in Dover, Delaware. Pastor at Hope United Methodist Church in Dover, Delaware. Elder in the Pen-Del Conference. Fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. Lover of music that makes hipsters cringe.
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One Response to Thoughts On Thirty

  1. Chris says:

    It’s ok that you’re an old man. We all still like you.

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