Before we owned real estate with plummeting values
Before we slept an average of five fitful hours/night
Before we ever knew the meaning of the words IRS Audit
Before we ate cold snacks for 75% of our meals
Before we considered a “date night” a free lunch at the school cafeteria with only one of our children pilfering food off our trays
Before we worked multiple jobs
Before we moved across states
Before grocery shopping on a Saturday night was the weekend m.o.
Before sleeping in past 8 a.m. was pure decadence
Before “vacations” entailed spending a week at our parents’ houses
Before we bandied about names like Ferber and Princess Presto and Chuck the Truck
Before we really knew what it was to be stretched to the ends of our resources and sanity, meaning before we really knew what it was to pray and to love…
…this is what we looked like:
And to think.
The goodtimes hadn’t even begun.