What is "Me"?

As posted here, I lost my job yesterday. Naturally the people around me ask how I feel after that. I understand the question. This is one of those things that can be taken very hard. Thankfully I am completely at peace with this, although I was in shock when I first heard the news.

As people have asked how I am, I have answered that I have never been among those people who identify themselves with their job. Consequently, losing my job does not leave me feeling like I have lost a part of my identity. After saying that a few times I have found myself wondering – is there anything with which I do identify myself?

As far as I can tell so far, there is only one thing that could be taken away from me, even temporarily without my consent with which I identify myself. That is Laura. Besides that I identify myself with my desires, my goals, my potential as a child of God, and my role as a husband and father. None of those things can be stripped from me involuntarily, and some cannot be taken even if I were willing to give them up.

I hope that is a good thing.

About David

David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.
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