I've been wondering, its good that you've blogged about your experiences as a wife and mother but I'm curious, what were you like before Pr SF? When you were teenager or younger and single? :)How was your life back then? What were your dreams, passion and etc?
Yes, this is a picture of me catching a fish at about age 9. I grew up in South Florida and my parents loved to take us fishing and camping. I wasn't always thrilled to go on such adventures. I have always been more of the indoor type. But I am so thankful for the wonderful experiences my parents gave me as a child.
We not only fished and camped in South Florida but all over the US. In fact, my parents took us to 49 of the the United States. Pretty impressive, I think.
My favorite thing about this picture are the rings you can see on my fingers. I always have loved jewelry. I hardly ever leave home without it and apparently I have always been that way.
My parents did a great job raising me. As a child, I dreamed of being getting married and becoming a mother. During my teenage years, my parents taught me (among many things) to always let the boys come to me, never to chase after them.
I remember my dad saying that I would make the two most important decisions of my life in my early 20s: Who I would spend the rest of my life with, and what I would to do every day from 9-5 for the rest of my life. No pressure, huh? They helped me to see that I needed to get myself in the right position to make those decisions well. I needed to choose the right friends and go to the right school.
Somehow they were able to guide me in the right direction while making me think I was making my own decisions. Now that was some good parenting.
PS. Today is my Mom's birthday. Happy Birthday Mom, I love you.