All of my life I have been searching for the real me....thinking that if my friends were into partying, I must be too...or if they were into certain kinds of music...i must like it too...etc...i think u get the pic. I am 26, devoted wife and mother, and I do believe I am now starting to figure out what I want to be when i grow

My new discovery these past few yrs is that there really and truly is a God and the more I learned about Him, the more I developed a relationship with Him...and the more it has changed my life for the better. I started realizing that alcohol didn't interest me much. I was never an alcoholic, and there isn't anything wrong with alcohol as long as you do it responsibly and not in excess. But, this was my discovery about me... I finally realized that drinking to get drunk TOOK AWAY from who I was...not the other way around. I still have a few drinks every now and again, but the desire to get drunk is far and in between (I m happy without it).  I realized that even tho I knew I was a great mother and wife....I realized that in being those 2 things are very powerful in itself. As a wife and mother, you have the ability to be a positive influence in their lives....practically the hardest job there is in this crazy world. I discovered that I no longer needed to seek the world's approval on me. Who are they to judge me by the way I dress or the way that I talk? How can people judge me without knowing my heart and my compassion for humanity? I gave up caring what people think about ME in that respect. It was time for me to stop being what the WORLD wants me to be...and start being the strong woman I was created to be.

I discovered that I want to make a powerful difference in people's lives and for them to see Jesus in all that I do. I am a firm believer that one person really can make a difference...not as the world sees it, but if I can touch one person's heart and give them a hug or smile to brighten up their day...or give them food for thought to help deliver them from me...that IS saving the person at  a time. God gave us a voice to speak goodness into people's hearts...He gave us eyes to be able to see what others are going through and to feel compassion towards others...He gave us arms to give warm embraces to those who are hurting, and He gave us minds to use wisdom in all things we do. To me, this is the real reason for living...  The hardest part is instilling this to your children or knowing that it sinks into them.

I realized what kind of friends that I need....not just some fly by night girls who are only in it for the party , but life long friends who truly care... and will give u a shoulder to cry on...friends who if u have a disagreement with them won't throw the friendship away b/c of it, but take it as a learning experience and a chance for the friendship to grow. Friends should always be trusted.

After many years of people telling me what career I would be good at...nursing, teaching, etc... I finally figured out what I want to do....I want to work with children b/c THEY r our future. I have decided to be a pediatric nurse. I want to make a difference and let's face is short and we only get to do it one time...why not make it worth it while we have the opportunity?

It may have taken me 26 yrs to figure out how to be JUST me and not what everyone else wants me to be, but better late than never. So, to the world...what u see is what u get....not me in disguise as someone that everyone wants me to be...but the real true me.

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Jun. 1, 2008 at 7:05 PM

I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
       - Edward Everett Hale


I thought you might like this...... I am glad you have found the REAL YOU!!!! I have just recently made the same discovery :) Hope to chat with you some time :)

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