The Window

Remember the old saying, “When God closes a door, He opens a window”? I HATED that saying during my teenage years. So many things happened in my life during that time, and this was my mother’s wisdom in each and every disappointment.

I just could not understand how you could be so sure of one thing and all of a sudden, the door is not only closed, but Locked. It wasn’t until I was in my mid twenties that I finally understood what my mother was saying.

Now, I know this is going to shock most of you, but I have a flare for the dramatic. My whole life I have thrived on entertaining others. Growing up, my sister and I would dress in gaudy made up costumes and put on a performance for anyone who would watch…. usually that was just our cat. I adored, and still do, being the center of attention. Hearing people laugh at my stories, corny jokes, and absolute silliness is where I feel most alive. Continue reading