|Ocqueoc Falls, MI|
As I think about having my own children, I look back at these memories and think about how much they taught me. I learned to trust my parents. That they were in charge, and that my duty as their child was to follow their instructions. I learned to go with the flow . . . well, started learning that anyway.
Sidebar: That's a part of myself that I've been working on for years . . . basically my whole life. I've never been very good at changing plans, especially last minute, or being late to anything. I'm the "early = on time; on time = late" type person. But real life is not that easy nor ordered. It's messy. And I've cried a lot of tears when reality didn't match my nice, neat, organized plan. My nanny job helped immensely with my ability to "go with the flow" . . . they weren't exactly the most organized family. Law school helped some, and my amazing husband has definitely helped the most. I guess that's what happens when you pair me with a man who lives his life day to day, down to the wire. Maybe a bit too close to the wire for my comfort, but we've been balancing each other out . . . and it's incredible. The decrease in my stress levels when the plans change again is amazing. Just one more skill I'm developing for when I have children.
|Some day, I hope to have cute kids like this little girl.|
And in the meantime, without children, I'm excited to create the same memories with my husband. Whether it's a dinner out where we stumble across a music festival or a spontaneous trip to the beach, I'm blessed by his leadership and flexibility and ability to lead us on our lifetime adventure.