Monday, October 24, 2011

22 Things I Have Done

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.

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12 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. Your 22 things sound like a life well lived!

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  2. Love that you know the ways you became a mother were perfect!

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  3. Thank you all so very much for coming to my blog and leaving comments. It's like a Christmas present every time. I had a lot of fun with this prompt. I can't wait to read yours:)

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  4. I love your list! It's beautifully written!

    And, yes, I've heard God in whispers and shouts... Praise him in rain and sunshine, right?

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  5. Thank you so much, Betsy and yes, ma'am, especially in the rain:)

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  6. Beautifully written piece. Warms my heart.

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  7. Thank you so much, Him and Her, and thank you for coming to see my sight.

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my site! I love your list!!!!! I too have laughed and wept at the same time...such a weird feeling and awesome at the same time!

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  9. So beautifully written!
    I've loved reading these this week.

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  10. Oh, you turned your list into poetry. How intensely gorgeous. Nice work, lady.

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  11. Nicki, OneMommy, and Angie, thank you all so much. I loved this prompt and I appreciate you guys sharing with me:)

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