Thursday, August 18, 2005

Tag...You're It!

I was tagged by Melissa...
10 years ago I was... 39....no really I was.....39 with a daughter just starting her Senior year in High School , one a freshman at the Jr. High and a son in 6th grade at the Middle School. I was married to a great guy and had a great group of friends......and I was scared to death. I was scared this was all there was, I was scared my daughters would be doomed to lives of.....I was scared that my daughters were going to be just like me. I was living off the adrenalin of having successful children....I was lost and discontent but thought of myself as....mostly I thought of myself.
It was my husbands fault if I didn't get what I wanted, it was my kids fault if I wasn't happy and busy , it was my friends fault if I wasn't included....
I had lived my life FOR THEM (them being my kids) ,at least that's what I told myself and things were looking to change and I was scared.
10 years ago I was thinner.....but worried always about being thin enough and now I look at pictures and wonder what the heck I LOOKED GOOD...
10 years ago my husband and I never fought...we never really talked but we never fought.
10 years ago seems like a life time ago....

1 year ago I was... on vacation with my husband.....talking and enjoying each others company. We were traveling across the Eastern and Southeastern parts of the US on the motorcycle. We were riding away from Hurricane Ivan and loving every moment of it. We were seeing parts of the US we never dreamed we would see, we were in the swamps of LA and did I mention loving every moment of it. We would get up in the mornings and read and journal together and share what we had journaled and challenge each other with where we thought God was taking us and what He was wanting us to learn. Did I mention we were loving every moment of it, of being together?!!

Yesterday I was... at work....waiting on the birth of my 2nd Grandchild(still waiting btw)...waiting for he/she to come, to be born into a home with a Mom and Dad who fight and struggle and TALK to each other. Yesterday, I was talking to a friend who is just now seeing how God is using her and where He's had her.... to walk alongside other people. Yesterday, I was talking to my daughter about how we look at things differently and yet how we are learning to hear each other, or I think maybe it's more me learning how to hear her and not needing as much to be heard.

5 snacks i enjoy are... Hot Tamales....Cheetos (Emma and I share a love of the orange stuff).....Peanut MM's......Little Debbie Nutty Bars....Twizzlers Cherry Bites

5 songs i know all the words to... Indescribable by Chris Tomlins;The whole of Carole Kings Tapestry CD ; Love Will Keep Us Together by Capt. and Tennile; The Uh Oh song by Beyonce (well OK all I know is the Uh Oh part but Emma loves to dance to that and we dance to it ALOT you'd think I would know all the words!!)

5 things i would do with 100 million dollars... pay off the debt for our Church and Dan and I would discuss how much else to give them , what Shoal Creek has done for our family is INDESCRIBABLE.....Start up fund for all my children and their children....give money to extended family members (where would you draw the line.... it's a 100 million dollars for crying out loud!!) ...take our Group friends on a BIG TRIP and then Dan and I would travel on the bike whenever and wherever we wanted......

5 places i would run away to.... beach, mountains, beach, mountains, beach

5 things i would never wear... a rain coat or carry an umbrella never have and never will....a fur coat.......a thong (I know I know probably should have been left unsaid).... short shorts and maybe never even shorts at all again....and I think my days of wearing a halter top are also done....damn I used to love me some halter tops....

5 favorite tv shows... That 70's Show; Desperate Housewives (but I think I enjoy the company I watch it with more on Sunday nites);7th Heaven; Extreme Home Makeover (although I am very OVER Ty's yelling in the bullhorn) ;Friends

5 bad habits... Procrastination ; cigars; carbohydrates (see snacks I enjoy) ; lack of motivation in exercise; stubbornness

5 biggest joys...the journey, my husband, my children, my grandchild (children maybe even after today!!) ; motorcycling

5 favorite toys...bible/journal/pens/motorcycle/any NEW book I'm starting

5 people I tag to do this (if they'd like to)....hey have at it.......

4 comments:

dh said...

Hey - tag back! I'm officially a blogger now too - learning so much from you!

Barbara said...

I enjoyed reading about your life Becky.

So glad you and your hubby communicate better these days.....

I would never wear a thong either!!!!!!!

Melissa said...

Yay! It was great getting to know you a little better...great answers to these questions!

fofinha said...

I found you through Melissa and her taggin you. I have enjoyed your blog.

Mary K.