A Decade has Come and Gone


I have been seeing on Facebook different graphics that say something about it being a new month, year, and decade in just a couple days. At first, I honestly didn’t think much about it. Now, as I sit here writing, it is actually kind of crazy to think about everything that has happened in my life during this decade.

This decade has been one of so many changes for my life.

I started the decade out in college. I was a freshman, living in a new city, going through the life of having roommates, and juggling work, friends, family, and school.

Within a few years, I started my life as a teacher, teaching 7th grade language arts. At the same time, I was juggling working a part-time job in retail, going to school to complete my masters, and dating a Marine stationed in California.

I then later taught 5th and 6th grade language arts in a different school when I married the previously said Marine and moved back closer to my hometown.

The biggest change is definitely when I spent 9 months carrying a sweet baby who ultimately rocked our world! He is full of fire and spontaneity. I truly never know what he is going to say or do. This little guy is who ultimately led me to take a leap of faith when I quit teaching to stay home and be a full-time mommy.

All of this to say, it is really and truly crazy how, though in the grand scheme of things, ten years really isn’t THAT long, but SO much happens in a decade! I went from a crazy college student who had no idea what she wanted out of life to a woman who is striving to better herself everyday in the eyes of the Lord and having a little family that gives me purpose every single day.

I still definitely don’t have my life 100% together, but I like to believe I am slowly making progress towards where God wants me to be. It’s never a straight path that we take. I feel like we always hit bumps along the way, but I love to think how much work God has done on me in the last 10 years.

How have your lives changed in ten years? Are you where you feel like you should be? Or are you ending the decade on a bumpy path?

Just remember, we are two days away from a new month, a new year, and a new decade.

Isaiah 64:8 says, “Yet Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You are our potter; we all are the work of Your hands.” God is continually molding us into the people he wants us to be. I know I wasn’t the person He wanted me to be at the beginning of the decade, but I’m sure trying to listen to where He wants me to be at the end of it.

So until next time,

Okie Mom

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