Warning: This is not the kind of thing that I typically post here, however, since so much of my journey is about my teaching and parenting experience, I think it belongs here. This was written in a response to a writing prompt from Mama Kat's Losin' It. The prompt was to write 22 things that you have done. The example was a simple list but, surprise, I couldn't quite get my crayolas to stay inside the lines but there are 22 here. I put the link to Mama Kat's site at the bottom of this post; it's a great one for writers and blog junkies! Here goes:
I have rappelled down the side of a mountain with my heart in my throat.
I have laughed and wept at the same time.
I have dreamed of being a mother and seen that dream come true through both the miracles of modern medicine and adoption--and KNOW each way is perfect.
I have been the "belle of the ball" and I have been "the beast."
I have held on, white knuckled, with both hands. I have learned to let go.
I have seen profound beauty where many saw only imperfection.
I have railed against injustice and I have turned a blind eye.
I have sobbed in the arms of a friend and sobbed on her behalf.
I have loved and lost and dared to love again.
I have heard the voice of God in whispers and shouts.
I have crashed and soared, stumbled and danced, stammered and sung and lived to tell the tale, stronger and more at ease in this single skin of mine.