Wednesday, February 25, 2009

30til30: Day 1

I have 30 days until I turn 30, so I thought I'd try to choose 30 moments that have helped shape who I am and want to be. Coming up with the list has been challenging...and enlightening. These are in no particular order. 

1: The day my Grandpa Crawford died after a battle with lung cancer.
This was significant because it was the first tragedy I experienced. I was only 8, but I experienced the grief deeply. I remember this event through a fog, because I went into one. Here are the snapshots I still have in my memory:

  • Sitting on the couch with my sisters and a wonderful Pastor trying to help us cope.
  • Seeing his chest rise and fall in the casket like he was breathing. 
  • Laying in the chair he always sat in for many days.
  • Nightmares about his wig coming to life (no idea).
  • Horrible cold sores.
  • My mom sending me to Ohio with my Aunt for a vacation by myself (this is what snapped me out of it).
How it shaped me:
  • I don't smoke, and never have smoked anything.
  • I cherish moments with my family.


Matt Donovan said...

Great idea for a series. I'm looking forward to the next 29 days on your blog.

j*amy said...

yay! big milestone bdays. i wish i could do a 25 days post...buuut i have no clue what i would even write i don't think i could spend the time thinking about it.

great post though :)

Barb said...

I'm glad you learned from such a bad experience and am so sorry you hurt so badly.Love you.
Good idea for a blog!

rachel said...

I am so excited to read these, even though I'm sure some will be difficult for you.

What an incredible idea. You are a blog queen! :)