Wednesday, March 14, 2007

I am . . .

. . . a baby when I hold my newborn son and try to see the world through fresh eyes

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. . . a child playing kickball with my daughters and rolling down our grassy hill giggling the whole way

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. . . 15, the youngest freshman at Ricks College in the fall of 1993

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. . . a young bride, one month after turning seventeen, posing for pictures in front of the Salt Lake Temple where I was married. Being robbed from the cradle
according to some. Fulfilling my destiny according to me

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. . . a first-time mother, one month before my eighteenth birthday, cuddling my daughter, Eve

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. . . thought to be in my mid-30's, because I have seven children, but I 'look to young to have that many kids!'

. . . ancient. The blood of my ancestors - women of faith, humility, strength, fortitude, and wisdom - courses through my veins

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. . . 29 years old, living my dream

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. . . me.

One's age is a measurement of time only - the span of earthly years one has lived. One ages by observing, experiencing, doing, living. This is my life, my skin.

8 comments:

Zoe said...

Wow! You have really accomplished alot in your life time thus far. I cannot believe that you went to college at 15 and married at 17! I admire that you got a head start on your children. At 32, with only 3 kids, I am feeling like I didn't start early enough! I like your post!

Lei said...

So beautiful! I really appreciate you coming over and sharing your thoughts. Thank you and please come back!

An Ordinary Mom said...

You have already lived quite a full life, a beautiful one at that! I enjoyed your thoughts!

Morning Glory said...

What a unique approach to this subject. I loved reading this! I really appreciate your sharing these thoughts with us for this subject. Hope to see you again.

Julie said...

Montse, I LOVE THIS! What a wonderful post!

I have to say after so many people acting shocked that I was married "so young" at 18, it's nice to know there is one who was married at an even younger age.
:-)

I want you to know how much I admire you. If I ever got a chance to meet you in person I sure would like to take it. You and your family must be so very special.

Penless Thoughts said...

Enjoyed reading your presentation.

athena said...

i like your post too! so what are your plans for the future? when it's just you and your husband. i sometimes like think about what my husband and i will be doing when the children leave home---our house will be like a tomb, LOL. unless we have a bunch of grandkids, and then won't that be fun.

Crystal said...

I really like how you used a timeline approach to your entry - so original! I like the name of your "school" too! Thanks for sharing - I'm glad I 'found' you!