Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - Update


Stacie and Me - I don't know where our prom dates were.

Bus trip to Chicago

I have been having a little too much fun on Facebook lately. My friends and I have been posting old pictures of each other. Last night I sat at my computer and laughed and laughed. It reminded me of something. Lately, I've thought of myself as only a mom and a woman who lost her child. I'm so much more than that. I'm a wife who is married to a wonderful man (and after thinking of my dating life. . .I'm so grateful.) I am a daughter of wonderful parents and a girl with amazing friends. I was in high school once and did goofy things without a care in the world. I had so much fun with my friends on band trips and at prom and in college. I was a professional who got ready and went to work and had clients who still ask about me. I think when I remember myself as all of those things too. . .it makes me a better mom. Anyway, just thought I'd share a couple of my favorite pictures. I'm hoping that some of the rest of them will somehow go away.

3 comments:

Amanda said...

let me just tell ya.. these last couple days for me have been terrible....we lost my grandma to pneumonia, and she passed away this moring... I've been pretty down...but..I got on facebook to post that she had passed away, and I saw a pic of you on Stacies that had been posted... and when I read all your friends and your's conversations... it was like I was there! It was so much fun to see those, and I KNOW we totally have the same personalities... but I just sat and cracked up at each of you cracking on each other..and yourselves..the sunflower jumper comments had me rollin! You totally brightened my day.. I so needed that...

Julia said...

This post thrilled me. I am so glad you are remembering you are other things besides a mother. (I feel like I can say that because you know how strongly I feel about the role of mother.)Anyway, go get 'em Jodi! And you didn't mention that you are a phenomenal fund raiser.
Laura

Kim said...

I'm loving all these FB pictures and comments too! You can definitely tell which decade we grew up in!