Twenty years ago, I was:
- in the 9th grade and captain of the cheerleading squad;
- living with my family in the least populated state in our country;
- being trained in Youth Evangelism Explosion;
- feeling conflicted about what I was being taught in YEE;
- very, very, very boycrazy!
Fifteen years ago, I was:
- a Sophomore at a small, church-related university;
- a Bible and Religion major;
- sporting a very, very short hairstyle;
- probably in the midst of final papers for the semester;
- beginning to wonder if I would remain in my denomination;
- still pretty boy crazy!
Ten years ago, I was:
- living back in the state with more antelope than people;
- serving as an AmeriCorps volunteer working with at-risk Junior High students;
- paying the bills working part-time at Pizza Hut;
- beginning to gather seminary applications;
- a serial dater (still boy-crazy!)
Five years ago, I was:
- living in the Mile High City with my husband of 3 years and our 1 year old son;
- still boy crazy, but only for the two boys in my life;
- newly graduated from seminary (well, 6 months earlier;)
- working as an on-call chaplain in a local hospital;
- preparing to move to another state to begin serving in my first call;
- knowing in my heart of hearts that said first call wasn't the best match.
One year ago, I was:
- enjoying the Advent season in our newly purchased home in city in the Bible Belt with husband of 7 years, 5 year old son and 2 year old daughter (now girl crazy, too!)
- serving as part-time Associate in gift of grace from God congregation;
- having fun writing two dialogue sermons with my beloved colleague for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day service. I didn't know it would be our last Christmas serving together;
Yesterday, I was:
- cleaning the house like a mad woman because I just couldn't take it anymore!
- helping my little girl get dressed up in her "pretty dress-up, dancing dress" to go to the choir concert of two of our high school youth;
- planning Christmas Eve service;
- reading the Television Without Pity forums on the TV show, Heroes, because I'm in serious withdrawl! January 22 until the next new show!
- feeling restless, yet grateful.