23 Years Ago Today…My Life Changed!

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On this day 23 years ago, June 27, 1989, my life changed (9 months before that actually but who’s counting?).  This hot mess was born and I named her Bryana Lee.  She was not in my life’s plan.  Far from it indeed.  I was not intended to be a Mommy.  I was going to be an actress or a famous writer…or both.  I was not going to be “just a Mom”.  At that juncture in my life, I was young, I was smart, I was funny, I was beautiful.  I would get my degree locally and then move on.  I had already been accepted in to UCLA for my graduate work.  Yes, I would be educated and I would be close to Hollywood.  All of my plans were coming to fruition and life would pan out according to my blueprint.
But I was 21, living my dream, and the rabbit died.  What?  How could this happen to me?  I had a plan and it would play out as I had dreamed it would.  So what do I do?  I’m knocked up.  I’m working and I’m in college.
I have a baby, that’s what I do, and I marry her father.  I quit college to start my new life and I abandon my dreams of Hollywood and UCLA.  I work hard, I go through my pregnancy and at the end of a long 9.5 month period, I see the most beautiful creature that has ever graced this planet.  I am happy!
Five years later (horrible marriage and all), I gave birth to another beautiful baby girl.  The marriage didn’t last but my love for these 2 will never fade. 
I married again years later and eventually had 2 more little ones who are now 5 and 3.  Plus I have 2 “step children” that I gained in the mix.  So is my life all glamor, glitter, and lights as I had always dreamed?  HECK NO!  Far from it I might note!  But is it a good life?  You bet your sweet butt it is!
You see, that very moment, at 2:19 pm on June 27, 1989, that I laid my eyes on that beautiful hot mess that changed my world, was the very moment that I knew that I had found my purpose in this world.  I was meant to be a Mommy and I don’t regret a moment of it!   
Happy 23rd Birthday my beautiful hot mess!  Mommy loves you and you will always be my favorite mistake!  Without YOU, I wouldn’t be ME!  There are no mistakes in life…only destiny! 
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About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. Hey, i was glad to reached this post of yours, i just googling “23rd years of living” and i found this page was one of the first page of google,

    it’s almost late to greet but 3months to go for another year to celebrate of your daughter.

    keep it up in post and sharing life’s

  2. she’s hot

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