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Travel with Annie and the rest of us back in time to when we were 21 years old.
Just turned 21...............December 1982
I guess the year I was 21 was kind of traumatic for me. I got married in September of 1982 at the age of 20, and turned 21 in December, just 3 months later. Shortly after my birthday in December, being married just 3 months I found I was pregnant. In January, just as my morning sickness began, (the morning sickness that lasted 6.5 months) we began the process of moving from Seattle (where my family is) to Minnesota (where Kerry's family is). Kerry had a new job as the youth director at the church he had grown up in. I had never lived anywhere but Seattle! Oh, as I was in the midst of packing for our cross country move, my mom decided to have a teensy little mid-life crisis and left my dad. (Luckily that only lasted until May! )
I spent January until July laying on the couch in my jammies, forcing some kind food in my mouth (usually a bowl of cereal --TRIX being one of my favorites) and then hugging the porcelain throne. I was not one of those cute perky pregnant girls!
My new best friend became Cindy, a girl that Kerry had grown up with all the way through his school years. She was now married and the very experienced mother of two. I don't know what I would have done without her.
During this year I read a lot, watched a lot of General Hospital and One Life to Live and taught myself to cross-stitch. I was along quite a bit as Kerry was gone on lots of trips with his youth group, and had lots of activities and meetings in the evenings. I can't believe how much cross-stitching I was able to complete that year---as I would sit up waiting for him.
It was a year of tremendous change and upheaval--and looking back at my pictures, I can't believe how young I really was!
Almost age 22: September 1982....... Me , holding little Sarah Ann