Monday, April 30, 2007

Ten Years

There's nothing like a high school reunion announcement to inspire feelings of inadequacy in a person. What have I been up to for the past ten years?

I have married the wrong man. I have divorced him. I have dropped out of college. I have been an exotic dancer. I have had a falling out with my mother. I have moved eight times.

I have given birth to three beautiful children. I have married the right man. He and I have bought a home together. I have found Jesus. I have found joy in faith, wife-hood, and motherhood. I have learned who I am.

None of this sounds very impressive next to someone who has x number of degrees and a salary with six zeros. But I've sure done some living, and I've found peace within. I don't know yet if I'll go to that reunion. But I will send some emails to old friends to say hi. I hope they're doing as well as I am.

3 comments:

lynn Marie said...

Thoses x numbers of degrees and salaries with 6 zero does not make a person happy. Knowing where you come from, and where you are going and above all knowing that you are forgiven for the past, present, and future makes a person happy. So go, enjoy your reunion, you have lots to share and people's lives to touch.

Becca said...

I've managed to be out of the country for both my 5 and 10 years. It sounds to me like you are fulfilled and content with your life, and no matter the number of zeros, that is saying an awful lot.

Mel said...

You are so right . . . you've been living your life--and that's worth way more than six figures!