Ten years ago...
I was turning 18. I had already been through so much in my life at that point, and had already learned so many life lessons that I pretty much thought I had life figured out. HA!
I was already in love with Devin Riley, but also dating someone else too. Devin won. I think I made a very good decision.
I was pondering moving back to Kansas and going to K-State so I could be with Devin and Amanda, or staying in Maryland. A few months later I chose Kansas, and 9 years later, I am still happy with this decision.
I was trying to figure out what to do with my life, when deep down inside I knew all I wanted to be was a mom.
I worked at Baby Gap.
I wasn't the least bit active. Since then I have climbed 5 fourteeners, braved spin class and figured out how to run for longer than 3 minutes without wanting to die.
I considered myself a really good singer. Now the only people I sing to are my two little girls, and my repetoire includes songs like "Ba ba ba ba...thank you God for baby Jesus."
I was meeting Devin's family for the very first time. I sat on the couch and watched the Disney Channel with Daniel and Caitlyn. When I returned home from the trip I told my mom that I wanted to be part of that family.
I was more interested in hanging out with my friends than my parents. Now my parents are my friends.
I loved to make people laugh and have a great time. Still true.
I discovered The Cheesecake Factory.
I was late to just about everything and trying to figure out how to not be. I used to stop at Dunkin Donuts and get coffee for my 1st period teacher so she'd excuse me for being tardy. Maybe I'll have this figured out by birthday #38.
I had two piercings in each ear. Since then I've had an eyebrow ring and my first tattoo.
I felt God's whispers of love and grace, even though I had no room for him in my life. I'm so thankful for a God that forgives all things.
Those are my memories. What do you remember the most about me through the years?
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Ten years ago...
at 3:00 AM