Just a breath ago, 16 mighty fast years ago, I graduated from High School. I know this because my sister managed to give birth to my nephew on the same day. She always had a way to 'one up' me. I can say that because she doesn't read this. But it is true. The day Dan's parents were to meet mine at our new apartment we were moving into sin together in- yup, you guessed it, she birthed my niece. Baby trumps parent meeting. I guess I should be grateful she didn't manage to produce anyone on my wedding day: )
All joking aside- I was graduating 16 years ago. I had been accepted to college, had no boyfriend, had lots of bestfriends who I now hardly even talk to (amazing how life takes us in different directions), I knew Jesus but hadn't really embraced the gift He had provided for me, I had a full time job at an advertising agency (yup- had to take off early so I could graduate from high school), and I was thinner. In fact, I look back at photos and I was kind of pretty.
In just 16 short, fast years I managed to drop out of college, cycle through a couple of 'careers' trying to find a fit, met my husband, gained a ton of weight, quit doing my hair at all, birthed 3 children and now own a house and the mortgage that goes with it.
It's just funny how quickly I have become old. And how happy I am about it.