What were you doing 10, 20, 30 years ago? Boy, I really had to put my thinking cap on for this one.
10 years ago: That would be 1997. I had an 7 year old, 5 year old and a 3 year old. I was into the full swing of a grade 2 child and a kindergartener in school. I had a dayhome. Can't remember how many children I had at the time. Probably at least 4. I remember though the hectic mornings as I had to get that many children out the door in the mornings in order to walk my two to school. Winter was mighty interesting, let me tell you. The principle used to tease me that I looked liked Mother Hen and all her chicks with all these little ones walking in a line. The evenings were relatively quiet at this point as my children had not yet discovered the "evening activity".
20 years ago: 1987. BK. Before Kids. I was working for the school district with severly handicapped children and totally loving it. Our lives were busy with work and at this point we were very involved with church. I believe at this time my hubby was leading worship for the different church plants that our church at the time was doing. So we'd be travelling almost every Sunday. I was on the ladies board at church and my area was "catering". We'd cater weddings and functions in order to raise money. That was a full time job in itself when a function would be booked. Sheesh. Now I look back and think how on earth did I do it all.
30 years ago: 1977. Sigh. This was not a good year for me. It's the year now referred to as the "year I lost my head". My grade 12 year. Let's just say I got in with the wrong crowd and school was not a priority and partying was. I ended up doing the graduation exercises with my class though I really should have not been allowed. I had to go back in the fall as a "super senior". Super as in not meaning that I was doing a super job. Everytime I said I was a super senior to my parents, my mom would just look me right in the eyes and say you failed grade 12. She was all about the truth. LOL. I was also working as a cashier at Safe*way during this year, and I think that might have had a lot to do with my sluffing school. It was at the time when working at Safe*way was considered a great job to land. I was making great money. More than twice as much as my friends who worked elsewhere, so I guess I figured I had it made in the shade and who needs school anyway? Foolish, foolish girl I was.
But, Praise God, when He gets a hold of a person His blood washes us clean and we are new creatures in Christ. I am no longer that foolish girl I was then. This wouldn't come for a few more years, but praise God He found me.
So now I need to tag some people. Hmmm, who haven't I