|Yep, that's me.|
I was born in Annadale, VA on the hottest day of the summer of 1971. I don't have any clear memories of my early childhood, just an impression of being loved and cared for by my parents. When I was 5 my parents divorced and my mom and I moved back to her home state of Texas while my dad remained in the Virginia/Maryland area. Within a year I had 2 separate families where once there had been only one. When I was 11 my mom, stepdad and I moved to a small town where I fell in love for the first and last time (at age 20 I married him). At age 13 I accepted Christ as my savior, though in truth I did not fully understand what that meant (at age 41 I am still learning what it means!). Somewhere along the way I developed a love for cats. My hubby and I have a house full now and I can't imagine my life without them. We never had kids. I didn’t even want them until I was in my 30’s and then it seemed God had other plans. I still live in that small town, near my mom. Where she goes I go and my husband is very aware of this and amazingly accepting. I have been blessed with many friends and a loving family, a job I enjoy, and a patient and tolerate God who is slowly leading my stubborn soul into maturity.
It took some time but I got it down to 248! It's hard to look at you entire life and try to decide what's really important. What shaped you? What made you the person the world sees every day? To be honest, I left out some important stuff. Stuff that involves other people who may not want their business aired on my blog. And stuff that simply can't be stuffed into a 248 word description.But I think I covered the basics...
I wrote this in response to the first writing prompt in the "Blog Everyday Challenge", which I am not participating in. At least not everyday! :)