When I moved back to Texas from Florida in 2001, I stopped in the Houston area to see a few friends of mine. As I spent the evening with one of my friends, we will call her “Liz”, we talked about all the places I had been and all the things I had done. At this point in the conversation “Liz” told me , now imagine one hand on a hip and the other with a finger waving back and forth, “Girl, you should write all your crazy ass adventures down in a book”! Ok, so that may not be quoted 100% accurately, but that is how I remember it. I remember thinking at the time “who would want to read about me?” I finally answered that question, ME!
Since moving back to Texas, I have gotten married to a wonderful man named Chris. Chris works hard and is trying to get back into dirt track racing. We have four beautiful, wild, crazy and loving girls. Carolyne is our 8-year-old, going on about 16. She is a 3rd grader and does very well in school. Catherynn is 5 and started kindergarten this year. She loves school and is a very loving girl. Christyan, aka The Kissy Monster, turned 4 in May and is in Pre-K this year. I think she just goes to school for the social aspect and is very ornery! My sweet baby Camrynn just turned one and is trying to learn to walk. She had rather be carried, but we are working that out!
But, who is Christi? The honest answer is I don’t know any more. My identity has gotten so wrapped up and entwined in theirs I can’t even tell you what my interest are any more. Now don’t get me wrong I love my husband and children. I love being a wife and mother. I just want more. When someone asks me to tell them who I am, what I am about, I want to come up with more than two words!
So where do we start?
I suppose, right here is a great place to start. The things I am looking to make changes to are:
my relationship with the Lord
my weight; my non-existent diet and exercise plan
my relationship with my husband
my relationship with my children.
I intend to make strives each day in all 4 areas and then blog about it here! To do this I am going to:
- take time to read scripture and spend time with the Lord daily
- start making meal plans and exercising. (We actually joined the YMCA this week and I have to say, if you have one in your area check it out. They have tons of activities for both children and adults and the cost of a family membership is equivalent to that of an individual membership at other gyms.)
- work on having more patience and try to figure out why I am so pissed off all the time. I am not angry or depressed, I am pissed! But I can’t quite put my finger on the reasons why.
- my goals for #3 and #4 are pretty much the same right now. I expect over the next few weeks and months this will change and at that point I will update this list.
So there you have it. I am a 35-year-old (29 if anyone asks) woman from Texas. I am a wife. I am a mother. I am Christi. I can be so much more……
Are you struggling with anything right now?
I would love your feedback, comments or suggestions!