On 11-11-01 I was 13 years old and apparently I was a dreamer then like I am now...
I made a lock box for myself with things that were important to me and a list of 'goals' that I wanted to accomplish; some were silly - some were SO good!
I promised myself to not open the box for 10 years - and I kept that promise to myself even though I would occasionally find the box and be tempted to remember what I'd locked away.
And now ten years and a few months later - I want to share with you what THIS 13 year old me wanted to remember...
A bible to show my love for God. My goal was to follow in his footsteps. :) I'm still amazed that as a 13 year old I was so, so, so right about at least one thing.
I also made a list of things that were important to me. A few of the things make me chuckle... "I would like my first kiss to be very special" If any of you know me very well - you KNOW this crazy dream came true.... and sadly, no - it wasn't Garren. Although that would have been even MORE special. ;)
I also wrote I wanted to get married at 22.... WOW. How did I even know when I would MEET the man of my dreams?! I was married at 22 (in 2010) to my loving and wonderful husband Garren - the "G" of R&G :)
There were a lot of other things on this list - like who my current 'crush' was... I won't embarrass him by saying names or showing his photo - but it is pretty hilarious who we thing we'll wind up with when we are 13 years old!
I'm so thankful 10 years ago I set out to do something so neat - it was a lot of fun pulling out this old box and reminiscing. I'll definitely encourage my kids to do the same someday :)