It seems like all I have time for these days is work and sleep, but I heard about SheLoves synchroblog in celebration of Heritage Day in South Africa. The original post is beautiful– you should check it out.
I was inspired to join in and submit my own 2 cents worth. Nothing really to write home about, so to speak, but a little something of my own.
I am From
I am from Texas, from big backyards and chain link fences,
suburban kids making the street a playground.
From Nate the Great and Amelia Bedelia books fresh from the library,
and sugar cookies fresh from the oven.
I am from calorie counting, and early morning jogs,
watching the sunrise from the trail every day, rain or shine.
From waist measurements that never seemed small enough,
and $7 meals that were never satisfying.
I am from cherished friendships
laughter shared over late nights watching favorite TV shows.
From long conversations in dark rooms,
and road trips to festivals and amusement parks.
I am from learning about Jesus in classrooms, apartments, and schoolhouse gymnasiums.
I am from experiencing grace in my living room, and my kitchen.
I am from humility and failure, and “not trying hard enough.”
I am from knowing my life has a purpose, but not knowing exactly how it should be spent.