Saturday, January 2, 2010

Ten Years

Twenty Ten marks a big mile stone for me.  I have been out of high school for ten years now - that's right I graduated June of 2000.  Can that be possible?  I have been out of high school for ten years now!  Ten years ago if you were to ask me what I thought I would be doing now, I don't think any of this would have been in my mind! 
Ten years ago I was dating my very first boyfriend (convinced of course that I was going to marry him) - you know beyond the junior high crushes.  I was graduating high school one year ahead of my friends... I decided to do home school for the last three years of high school and plowed through my school work. 
In August of 2000 my friend and I headed off to Calvary Chapel Bible College.  I spent a semester there and then decided to attend Palomar Community College in San Marcos to get my early childhood development courses taken care of.  Through a turn of events I moved to Romania for a season.  That season in Romania allowed me to grow up and really experience some of the best times in my life!  I returned from Romania a changed person.  I worked at Maranatha Chapel Schools for a few years.
In May of 2004 I became paralyzed.  During that season of my life I was completely confident that the God that I served had some great and wonderful plans for me.  I spent a few months in a wheel chair not knowing what would become of me.  Little did I know that the end of July I would purchase a home in Colville, Washington and in August be on the roof helping to re-roof my first home! 
In December of 2004 I was given the opportunity to move to Spain and be a full time nanny.  I jumped at the opportunity!  In June of 2005 I found myself back in San Diego.  I went to work for Maranatha Chapel.  For a short season I was blessed to be a part of the Frostad family - a family that will forever be in my heart! 
Little did I know that in January of 2006 Alycia would be a volleyball player for my future husband!  June 15, 2006 would mark the very first date with my forever boyfriend, Michael Kulow.  November 12, 2006 Michael and I vowed to stand next to each other through thick and thin!  On April 15, 2007 Michael and I welcomed our first son into the family - Ezekiel Michael joined us three weeks early and has been keeping us busy ever since.  July 28, 2008 Michael, Ezekiel and I moved to Colorado.  A move that I was very much against however has proven to be the very best for us!  On April 29, 2009 Michael and I got to meet our second son - Malachi Alan joined us and has made our family complete! 
Ten years - a decade!  Graduated from high school experienced so much that life had to offer and now am the happiest I have ever been.  I am Michael's wife and Zeke and Ki's mom - life is good!  Life sure has a way of taking some crazy turns and turning out exactly how God plans!