Monday, May 9, 2011

My Identity

I grew up thinking that everyone had a Spanish speaking set of grandparents and a set of English speaking grandparents.  I had no idea, that I was in fact a "halfer” until I moved from a private Christian school to a public junior high.  At that point, I vividly remember a well-meaning teacher telling me that I was Mexican because that was what my last name was. (Keep in mind back then there was no politically correct police)  Through the years, I have embraced many identities.  I am a diabetic.  I am a wife.  I am a mother.  I am a daughter.  I am a daughter-in-law.  I am a niece.  I was a grand daughter.  I am a Christian.  My identity has always correlated to the circumstances in my life.  Who am I today?

If you will journey with me, we will see how my life changes, as I seek to be average by the world, but great in God.


  1. I remember growing up in south San Antonio I was 13 before I realized their were lots of "white" people in the world. I always thought till then I was a minority. I look forward to reading about your discoveries. You are also a sister in Christ and heart to me!

  2. Love this! I think identity plays such a role in so many seasons of life...I've noticed the ebb & flow of my passion about the identity has changed as I "grow up". I think that in my young motherhood I had to "find" my identity again in some ways...the discovery of the identity God has given me has always been a good thing, though so many changes can be difficult to grasp at times. ;-)