Friday, July 11, 2014

Life In 100 Words or Less - Middle/First Child

It’s not easy being a Middle/First - #3 of 5, fighting for a place in the family and trying not to be invisible while driven to be perfect.

I wasn’t an easy child, just ask my mom. I took glee in instigating conflicts, was determined to be me and no one else, but wished I was athletic like Bruce, smart as Craig, gifted like Myrn and gutsy as Leslie.

I didn’t know I was special.

I’m still something of an emotional muddle – a middle/first – complex, driven.  But now I see I’m unique and lovable and finely crafted by the Supreme Craftsman.

Grace and peace to you from God,


Where are you in your family's birth order?


  1. Anonymous4:06 PM

    I was the oldest of 5 (4 girls and a boy.) I always felt like I was the built in baby sister and got the most chores. Now we we couldn't be closer and I am so blessed with my family.

    God bless you and your family too.

    Ann Ellison

  2. Anonymous4:07 PM

    Oops meant to say built in baby sitter.


  3. Ann, that would be tough, but I think that happens with first borns a lot. I'm so glad you're all close now - it must have had something to do with a terrific big sister. :-)