December 1st seems to be my day. Long ago when I was just a babe, my parents chose December 1st for my baptism. I won’t get into a theological debate of infant baptism. What I know is that my parents made a commitment to teach me about God and His love. Their commitment has been the strongest filter in my life. That commitment began a journey I am still on today. Now my faith is my own. I will forever (literally) be grateful for what my parents taught me.Little Me
Fast forward to 1991, I had a dream to make jewelry. I decided to chase that dream despite the impracticality of doing so and many suggestions of ‘more practical pursuits.’ I made my first official jewelry sale on December 1st, 1991. Thirty-two years later, I am still making jewelry and loving it, another beautiful filter that has colored the story of my life. (And I have had more than one good giggle that I am one of the few people I know still working in the area of their undergrad major.)
The 1st ring I made in college
Two years ago on December 1st, I went on a first date. This coming June I will marry the wonderful man who asked me on that first date on 12/1/21. (Who doesn’t love a good palindrome?) The rest of my life will be filtered by the love this good man and I share.
My fiancé & Me
I plan to live a good many more December Firsts and wonder what new filters the future will bring to color and add richness to my life.