I chose this as the title of my autobiography because there was a time when I thought I had forgotten who I was. As a very young girl, I had always wanted to be a wife and a mother. I treasure these two titles, they are two of the most important titles that I will ever hold.
My husband and I had always had the plan that I would return and finish my education when our youngest child went to first grade. I returned after being a stay-at-home-mom for ten years. My first class was an art appreciation class. Our first assignment was to draw a picture of things that represented who we were. I drew a house and three figures that represented my husband and two children. I turned this in and then questioned myself. “Who are you? Do you even know anymore?” I didn’t and I was excited to find out.
I thought that I would discover a whole new side to myself. It has been three semesters now and I have learned that the drawing that once bothered me, represents all that really matters to me. I know that my education will put me on the path to a new career, this fills me with pride. However, if I become a better wife and mother in the process, that will be truly rewarding!