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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Six Word Memoir

I've been tagged by Tracy, who is #1 - a great tagger, and #2 - a special friend that I "met" several months ago. We share a special bond of pregnancy loss and infertility. I've never met Tracy in person, but I check on her daily and think of her often (she's expecting an angel headed to Earth!). Tracy's always shared uplifting words, prayers and support for me, and for that I am always thankful.

So, I got tagged by Tracy again & this one is a bit more difficult for me. I can EASILY come up with strange, interesting, and fun stuff about me. However, as It in this game of tag, I have to write a six word memoir . . . a Meme. This Meme originated over an idea that was prompted by the book written by Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser Not Quite What I was planning: Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure. It's a compilation based on the story that Hemingway once bet $10 that he could sum up his life in six words. His words were- "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn."

I've thought a lot about what my six word memoir would be - and I'm talking thinking about it for a couple of weeks now. I'm like everyone else. I haven't had a perfect life, but it hasn't been that bad. Divorced parents, broken homes, lots of responsiblity as a child, depression, lack of self-esteem, lost relationships, bad choices, death of family and friends, health issues, disappointments, financial worries, struggles, and all of that stuff.

I don't think that I can take the prize for worst life by any means. I have an amazing (albeit totally dysfunctional) family and wonderful (though busy) friends. My husband and I have experienced difficulty in our first year of marriage (beginning that first month), but it has strengthened our bond as husband and wife. We've lost three babies in a matter of months, which has been the worst thing I have ever dealt with in my life. However, I know that it could be SO MUCH worse. But this has been my worst, and as always, I come back ready to take on more of life.

So, my six words just turned into a few paragraphs, but I wanted to explain my six words to you and myself. After all the thought I've put into it, I keep coming back to these words:

"Lived. Loved. Lost. Cried. Came back."

So - time to tag some others. Amanda, Kristin, Sarah, Jess, & Shannon --- you're on!


Anonymous said...

Done. :)

Mark & Amanda said...

haha...thanks, kekis! But the bad is...pretty much everyone has been tagged! I'll still do mine!

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