Over at Mama Kat's Losin' It one of the writing prompts today was:
If you could have given yourself a snapshot five years ago of what your life is like now, what would the picture be of and how do you think you would have felt about it?
I am all over this one.
Five years ago I was six months preggers with my second and about to move to France. Wha! That was five years ago!!!! Wow.
If I could have handed myself a snapshot of now with two more kids, homework, a BURNING desire to work, Principe's RIDICULOUS working hours, the state of my house, the perpetual laundry, the fighting between siblings, the dinner cooking I have come to hate, etc, I am pretty sure....
I might have been horrified for a moment by the state of the house, the amount of time spent running errands, the homework and the countless evenings spent husbandless, but then my eyes would be opened to the three blessings, the salary raise that made it possible for me to go home often, the awesomeness that is now youtube, podcasts and kindle. The great husband that still adores me no matter how crazy I get and the awesome changes that God is bringing about. The snapshot might instill initial fear, but the bright side would gleam through within seconds and I would continue on the same path, choosing to change little (thought I totally should have learned to manage time and organize my house and.....)