Didja ever notice how you are known by what you do & who you are related to? A belonging connection.
I've been know in many ways since birth:
John & Juanita's daughter
a granddaughter, niece, cousin
As I grew that continued:
someone else's friend
a child of the King
girlfriend, fiance', Stan's wife
As blessings arrived I became:
homeschool group leader
the mother of THOSE children (or ALL those children - as if 4 is outrageous?)
the finatic (homeschools so she's gotta be)
the troublemaker (too involved)
owner of (too numerous to name) pets, car, house, umbrella
You catch the drift, I'm sure.
Yesterday I was introduced as Maryn's boyfriend's mother.
And recognition filled their eyes. "Nice to meet you!" Shake, shake.
I feel like I've stepped into a new role even though I've been here awhile already.
I just hadn't made the connection.
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