Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I am not a number, I am annie



I'm sick of numbers. They are so definite, and absolute. I did our taxes this year. I'm sick of numbers. My identity is defined by eight little numbers. My worth is defined by the numbers in the bank. My beauty is defined by numbers on a scale. My intelligence determined by a number on a test. My location is in numbers. I connect with others through seven digits.
I don't want to be a number. But if I must, I want to be the one who determines them. I am wife to 1. Mother to 3. Daughter to 2. Granddaughter to 6. Sister to 5. Daughter- in- law to 2. Sister- in- law to 8. Aunt to 17. Cousin to a multitude and friend to many.
I love those numbers. Those are the ones that matter. The ones that I want to define myself by.
I am NOT just a number, I am annie.

10 comments:

Laura said...

You are my favorite! I loved this I may put it in my fridge! Love you! PS Still fat...no baby!

DIY REDS! said...

Amen Sister! i love it and you are just such a cutie.

Kunz Family said...

LOVE YOU!!!!... although I am doing P90X (get ripped in 90 days)so the number on the scale ISN'T so daunting :) LOVES

melinda said...

Hey Annie! Great post. I agree! Hope all is well:)

Orin and Minette Packard said...

I hope this helps...you and Trevor and your family are like my number one favorite cousins!! I just love you all to death!

Becky said...

don't forget 1, friend of Becky. How are you sister?!?

Morgan and Lauren said...

well done sister!!! i love that!

Morgan and Lauren said...

and i love YOU!!!!!!!

Smiley sister said...

I haven't "blogged" in awhile, but I must comment. This is profound! I love it. We really need to see each other; I just don't no when. Also congrats to Matt and his baby does look so much like him!-Heather

Lis said...

You ARE Annie and I love it!!! You make me smile and are an important number in my life!!! Love you! (We need to catch up soon!!)