I Am...Built for This!


United States
39° 7' 2.6724" N, 94° 41' 29.5728" W

It would be a blatant lie to say things have always been easy

Or to say that I have always had everything I ever wanted handed directly to me...

That has not been the case

So, I have to set things in their proper place

Me? Perfect?! I have never been nor proclaimed to be that

So, to those who feel they are, I tip my hat

To sit down and put my pen to paper, for me it has been a while

But now I have a reason to do it as if it is going out of style

I grew up in a small town, where I still reside,

Didn't have too much other than my family by my side

I can't say that I didn't have everything I needed

I am beyond grateful for those things, as well as those who, on my behalf, interceded

In school, I was a student who did her best to get those good grades

I stayed out of trouble, so you can say that I was well behaved

I graduated with titles of which I had only dreamed

On that day, the smiles on my loved ones' faces beamed

Like many people expected, I went off to college

To experience a bigger city while gaining knowledge

Unfortunate circumstances caused me to withdraw from school

Having to come home so soon didn't feel cool

A few months went by and I got a surprise

Took a test I couldn't study for, and passed with two lines

After that moment, I retested twice

Someone was about to come along and permanently change my life

Eight months later, my daughter was born

Seeing her face repaired every bit of my heart that was torn

Although she was an unexpected blessing

She taught me one very important lesson

Don't give up on what you want to do

You have to stay focused, work hard, and to yourself remain true

I tried and failed at pursuing my degree afterwards

But as of October 2015, I have been able to move forward

In less than a year, there will be another important change in my life

I will have the honor of becoming a loving, supportive, and dedicated wife

A little over a year after that moment goes down

I will be adorned with my AIU official cap and gown

Life hasn't been fair to me at every turn

Yet I see that it has kept me in a position of being willing to learn

All of the negativity and drama, I can quickly dismiss

Because I found out that I AM BUILT FOR THIS!!!

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