Monday, December 10, 2007

trip down memory lane...

My uncle has been visiting us this past week. He is Tessa's godfather, so we made a trip to Aggieland. It was soo nice to be back!

We went to daily Mass at St. Mary's, and it was a different experience. 10 years ago I was a Senior at A&M, struggling to figure out what I was going to do with my life. I remember the fall semester well - what will I be doing after I graduate? Where will I be living? What is God's will in my life? Does he want me to be married? single? religious?

And I looked around. It was the Thursday before finals. Many of those (200 - 300 in attendance) looked the same. Such a time of discernment.

Here I am, 10 years later. Little did I know that I would have met my future husband a few months later. Little did I know that I would move around Texas and eventually make Austin my home. Little did I know who I would be today - a wife, mother, godmother, director, international traveller and more!

It was fun being in Aggieland. I have often wondered about going back to school. Now I firmly realize that that phase of my life is over - and I have the wonderful memories and friends to cherish that time. No need to relive it!

5 comments:

Jenn said...

Isn't it amazing how far we have come in the last 9 or 10 years. I know I am not the same person who graduated all those many years ago.

Kristy said...

It's always fun to go back, also a reminder that our time there was ours, and now it's time for others to pass thru and make their mark. I don't think it'd feel quite the same to go back and hope for things that were. Glad you had fun though! That's what your "check out that postmark" comment meant I guess ;).

Alexis D. said...

I'm glad I'm not alone! Yes, our time is over and it sure gives me a different perspective.

Yes Kristy, that is what my comment was. I put them in the MSC mailbox, and thought they would say Aggieland. Did it say that or Bryan?

Kristy said...

It said Bryan.

Alexis D. said...

Shucks! How do you get that Aggieland postmark? I tried soo hard :-)