running off the bus, talking – or rather yelling – to my mom as I ran down the street, excitedly telling her the “gossip” of the day.
I was 6 maybe
racing my bmx bike down the street with my next door neighbor Bobby. I saved up to buy that teal blue Mongoose bike. And I remember the day I walked into the bike store with my Dad.
I was probably about 12
laughing, giggling, doing crazy, stupid things in High School. I remember late nights, heartbreaks, crying, being scared, feeling mature, and dreaming about my future.
I was 16 and planned my whole life.
feeling a bit lost in college. Finally finding my way and discovering happiness.
I was 20
my life unfolding as I began a marriage, started a career, became a mom, and a mom again.
I was in my 20’s
a life I have lived thus far that I do not regret. For all the memories, good and bad, brought me here. Where I should be. It brought me two amazing children. Somewhere, somehow, I did something so true that I was blessed with the both of them.
And so I will not forget. I will remember.