Amy Julia Becker, author of A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny graciously invited me to contribute to her “Perfectly Human” series on her blog over at Patheos.com this week. The post begins:
I was raised to achieve things.
I was a third-generation valedictorian of my high school class, like my mother before me and her mother before her. Both of my parents have master’s degrees. Growing up, I was The Smart Kid, voted Most Likely to Succeed. I went to college, earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, started climbing the corporate ladder, and went back for an MBA.
Then my daughter, Sarah Kate, was born.