Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Looking Back

I was thinking about my life today so I thought I would share it with you...

When I was a little girl I loved running through the cow fields, hiking the woods, playing in the creek and swimming in the river.  I also loved playing with my baby dolls and playing like I was a mom and of course I was married to our neighbor boy because we all played together.  I would play school almost daily with my stuffed animals and of course my younger brother.  They were the smartest in the land as far as I was concerned.  I even had a chalk board and would ask the teacher at the end of the school year for all the left over worksheets.  (I know, what a nerd).  I loved being a kid!

It was a hard transition from being a kid to being a teen.  I still had an active imagination, but "playing" with toys wasn't cool anymore.  So, I just let my mind go when I was alone.  I would daydream of being married and having two kids, a boy and a girl.  I would live in a cute little house and have the perfect life.  Of course, what is the perfect life? 

Then high school came and the boyfriends and the breakups and the friendship changes.  You get lost when all of this happening and all the decisions you are being forced to make about your future and what is your career going to be and so on...

You would have thought that because all I did growing up was play school and play house that I would either be a teacher or a housewife, but....I chose to go to college and pursue a degree in Accounting.  After all, that's where the money is.  I planned on having one child because I really didn't think I would have time for more than that and after all it would grow up in daycare anyway.  I was going to pass my CPA exam and be rolling in the cash.  I didn't even need a man to take of me because I was going to be independent. 

I got my degree in the middle of a divorce and I had a child and got remarried in a 5 year period.  Wow, what a whirlwind that was.  Actually, more like a tornado!  Would I change it? NO.  I have learned so much about life and love and have grown so much spiritually through all of it. 

So what am I doing now?  I am a homeschooling mom of three boys.  I still have a very active imagination, just ask my friends.  I told them the other day that I always wanted to lead a double life.  A homeschooling mom by day an under cover agent for some exclusive government agency by night.  Yes, I know, I'm almost 40 years old, I should grow up, but what's the fun in that.  Back to the subject...I am a housewife.  I am doing all the things that God was preparing me to do when I was a little girl.  I didn't take my CPA exam and I am not rolling the cash, but I love my life.  I still love hiking the woods and playing in the creek.

 I guess God knew what He was doing after all. 

Until next time, have a great one.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds so much like me it's not even funny! I played school and house growing up but whenever I though about college, I planned on having a consuming career in medicine or law or something that paid well. I would have been so dissatisfied!! Thank you for sharing!!

    And I've always wanted to work for the FBI, too! Sounds like God wired you perfectly to be a mom to boys!