Sunday, April 14, 2013

Rubber Eraser Day!

This week is Oklahoma Women Bloggers Inaugural April Celebrations Blogging Challenge. It has some pretty good topics for each day so I thought I'd give it a go. Here are the details:

It’s almost time–get ready to get blogging and join us for our first Blogging Challenge!  You’ll write about the topic on your own blog and then link back here. Snag our button up there and let your readers know about Oklahoma Women Bloggers.

You’ll want to read and comment on all of your bloggy-sister’s posts as well each day.

Here are our topics:

April 15–Rubber Eraser Day: Blog about a mistake you made that you wish you could fix or that you did fix and make better!

April 16–Stress Awareness Day: Blog about what stresses you out and what you do to bust up that stress

April 17–Blah, blah, blah Day: Make a to-do list and tackle it; get those nag-ers off your back. (Wordless Wednesday–take pics of your projects!)

April 18–High Five Day: Give a shout-out to someone in your life who deserves a high five.

April 19–Garlic Day: Share a recipe that uses garlic.

Can’t wait to read what you have to say!
Today is Rubber Eraser Day and I when I initially saw this topic, I thought...oh yeah, I definitely have things I'd erase!

My 30 years of life quickly played through my mind and the list grew. This is only a very brief snapshot. 

1) My failed marriage
2) That friendship ending fight
3) That brief stint in my God seeking journey when I thought I might take up Wiccan (don't judge),
4) Growing up poor and on foodstamps
5) Growing up with divorced parents
6) How it feels to let my grandma down 

But now that I've thought about it a little more, I realize that might not be so true. Sure, there are things that I would rather not have gone through. Who hasn't had those? But if I hadn't, I wouldn't be who I am today. 

I'd never have the experiences that taught me how to make this marriage work. I wouldn't know what it felt like to feel my heart break for the burned bridge between me and that friend. I wouldn't have found my way to a real relationship with God. I wouldn't know how to appreciate what I have and how very unimportant material possessions are. I would't appreciate the importance of working through misunderstandings with my husband so that my son has his father around and how important that is to a child. I wouldn't realize how much my Gram means to me. 

I am a better person for the experiences I've had. So I guess the point is...I wouldn't erase one of them. To quote something I was told by an old man a very long time ago:
"You can't get rid of the skeletons in your closet, so why not invite them out and teach them to dance."

1 comment:

Melanie Schulz said...

God bless that broken road that led you straight to Him.