Now, I usually consider myself in the "younger" category when it comes to adult-hood. In fact, most of the people near my age at church are in the singles/college age group. I don't really fit in there considering I'm married and have 2 kids.
But this year was kind of sad for me because, yes, I'm still in my MID-twenties... but now I'm past that peak point and headed into the "lates". Scary! Who would have though 26 could be a difficult age?!
I think my age started bugging me a few years ago when I'd read the Stars and Stripes and the guys getting killed in Iraq and Afghanistan were younger than me. It just wasn't right. Then in the past year I've found several blogs of new military wives who are in their early twenties and it's like it wasn't that long ago I was there. I'm kind of past that starting out point now.
But on the other hand I'm pretty satisfied with where I am. At the age of 26 I have been married for several years, I have two wonderful little kids, a dog, a house (well, military housing), I have my Bachelor's Degree, we own 2 cars, I lived in a foreign country for a couple years which included some amazing experiences and there are many, many lessons I've learned. It is true that I never really had that young single life since I did get married so young, but that's alright. I've heard stories of the dumb things people did during those "single years" and I don't think I'm really missing out on too much.
There is much to be thankful for. Then again, there is still much to improve upon. Not sure what this next year will bring but I'm up for it!