Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Highschool tag


i was tagged by Becky Sue ...
for those of you who knew me in high school, she was/is my BFF and aunt. how could i NOT respond to her tag? i don't know. i read her cute responses to the high school tag and it made me feel sheepish for some reason???
there is a huge part of me that just feels that my life now is soooo much more perfect. YES i loved high school. those were my glory days! and i also loved college (maybe even more).
BUT if you look to the left you might understand why i'm so happy...
okay, so, you are thinking "duh, you LOVE being a mom. whatever. " or some of you might think, "your husband is soooo handsome, how could you NOT be happy?" hee hee. (at least I think so, right?) but it's more than that. a LOT MORE than that!
after i graduated from high school i thought i would never have as much fun in my life. with no real responsibilities other than just being who/what/where i wanted to be...i had not a care in the world!! then, i went to college and for the first couple of years, nothing even compared to what i had in high school. i was a small fish in a very pretentious BIG pond. i went through some things, went back to school at a different college and loved it just as much as high school (like i said, maybe more). after graduating and entering the real world, looking for a job, going through some tough relationship things, i landed happily with brandon and life was (much more fun but) still NOT AS FUN AS MY YOUNGER DAYS...high school or college. i thought it was over, i would just grow up and hang on to the memories of more exciting times.
AND THEN IT HAPPENED...i got pregnant (which is not the good part). it was not planned and a huge part of me was worried my life would be EVEN more un-fun with a kid in tow. and then i had ISLA. the moment she entered the world i realized i had been soooo wrong!! my life really began that day. the joy i felt made me realize i had completely been misled for so long! infact, the first year of her life felt like a gift EVERY DAY. instead of feeling like a child made it harder for me to go out on a date with brandon, get together with my friends, workout, sleep in, or go shopping, being with her was more fun than any of these things...or all of them combined. just having her made me feel as though i had a REAL purpose. and i loved her so much that just being with her was more exciting than my old life, high school or college. and adding macrae only intensified the love i have for my "job" and my current life.
so now i am pregnant with #3. my mom says i used to tell her that i was going to have a basketball team of kids. i don't know if that meant 5 or 6 (gotta have one on the bench, right?) players. but i am PRETTY darn sure i won't make it to 5. now 4? that's still TBD. anyway, it doesn't matter how many i have, they make my life better with each one. but don't think i haven't forgotten who I WAS in high school. i gave up the jeep but i'm still not driving a minivan.

5 comments:

julie said...

hey, what's wrong with a minivan? THOSE are what make life as a mom really fun! lol

Rachel Keller said...

Anna, the picture of you, preggers & beautiful with your beautiful family. I love it.

ashley said...

This post makes me excited to have kids one day! I'm glad you're so happy!

Molly W. said...

First, you look STUNNING in that picture. Second, I'm SO glad I had the pleasure of having you as one of my dear, dear friends in HS. Even though you were 2 years older I felt so close to you from the get-go. I remember the rides we used to take in that jeep!! Loved it. xo (oh, and you are having #4, you promised Isla) :)

Kjrsten said...

OH MY GOREGOUS! YOU AND MARION ARE THE PRETTY SISTERS! I am the ahhh, different sister (read:special)