Thursday, January 30, 2014

{ TGBTL :: Life now }

It's that time of week again and I'm joining TGBTL with Lauren and Hayley.
Girl Between the Lines Link up

This Week's Prompt: We all imagined what our lives would like like when we were "all grown up"... how does that compare to what your life looks like now?

 Last night I laid in bed with my husband, listening to the quiet of our small apartment and asked him if the life we have now was what he thought his life would be like.  He said both yes and no.  While where we are in life, still living in our first apartment and him just now returning to school wasn't the and the boys were always apart of his picture what his life plan.

I, on the other hand, looking back to where I thought I would be at this time 11 years ago as I was finishing my senior year in high school, was completely different.  The plan had been to go the North Dakota and obtain a double major in Biomedical Sciences and Lab Technology so I could work through med school.  I had planned on working with a horse trainer and to help train a few of the horses she had as an undergraduate.  I thought at the time I would marry my then boyfriend and have a huge family since both of us came from large families.

But life happened.  I needed a knee surgery and which kept me from working with horses for a few years.  I learned that the person who I though would spend the rest of my life with, wasn't the person I thought he was and our relationship was extremely unhealthy.  I, then, gave the one boy who I never thought things would ever work out a chance and ended up engaged within 3 months of us dating.  And while I never did finish my degree because I moved home and married and started a family, I'm not all that sad about it.

I look at where I am now and love where I am.  I found a home in my husband and children.  The home I had been looking for since my parents divorced.  I look at the rest of my life and see the possibilities.  I still have time to finish a degree in the healthcare field when it's time.  Horses will always play a roll in my life, especially since I know quite a few women in their 80's who still get out there and run barrels like no other.  I still see at least one more baby if not more, Mike and I had always agreed on a large family.  And I really couldn't see spending my life with anyone else than the man who is still right next to me watching police dash cam videos on YouTube. 


  1. This is so very sweet. It's amazing how we can be in complete different places than we thought we would be, but it's exactly how it should be and so very perfect. Stopping by from the link up!

  2. This is a beautiful post. Especially the last paragraph. It's such a wonderful look at what blessings we can have if we focus on the present instead of back at what "should have been". So glad I visited from the linkup!

  3. It's amazing how things can change like the flip of a light switch and (most of the time) it brings us this wonderful blessing that we weren't' expecting.

  4. I think that in life we never know where we end up, that's where the fun comes in. However, with that being said that I really enjoyed reading this post, and more in the future.

  5. It's crazy how much our expectations can turn out to be so wrong!!! I had a similar story - always thought I'd marry my high school sweetheart and live in my hometown. Oh, how things have changed!!