10 Honest things about me.
Officially my first “word filled” post.
Rebecca, a sweet soul over at Reflection Space gifted me with an honest blog award. Cool, I thought…I love being honest! Then I read further and saw that I had to write 10 honest things about myself. Well, you see, I have no problem writing honest things about my poor innocent family members…but about me?? You mean you want me to actually talk about myself? Well now, that’s a whole different story. Remember Toby Keith’s song…I want to talk about me, wanna talk about I, want to talk about number one, oh me, oh my….nope, can’t relate! So here is my attempt to talk about ME.
1. I drank two iced vanilla whole milk lattes from Starbucks today. And I’m allergic to milk. Does that tell you something about my decision making abilities?
2. I love music…I love how a song can take me back to a specific moment in time in an instant. I love worship music. I’m always amazed how when I turn my thoughts away from my circumstances and towards God, He changes my attitude immediately.
Here is a little known fact. I'm a big Elton John fan. I have been since the third grade. What is it about his songs? I don’t know but they get me every time. I mean, who else sings lyrics like,
“And all I ever needed was the one
Like freedom fields where wild horses run
When stars collide like you and I
No shadows block the sun
You’re all I’ve ever needed
Baby you’re the one”
I remember belting this song out to D-man when we were dating, interpretive dance and all. I had an especially great move for the “no shadow block the sun” part. I’m sure at that instant he was re-thinking whether or not I was the one!
And don’t even get me started on Sad Songs Say So Much. If you don’t know it, go listen to it now. It will make you smile. And yes, these are oldies..but I’m older..so I don’t care!
3. I really have the desire to simplify our life. Moving out to the country has helped. Since we are practically in the boon docks it isn’t as tempting to just get up and go shopping. I use to do all sorts of errands just to “get out” and in turn, came home with a lot of little things we probably didn’t need. It truly is my heart to teach a more contented life to my children. One in which our primary focus is the needs of others! I want to embrace the phrase, “Live simply, so others may simply live.” We still have a long way to go in this area . But I pray that we will be obedient to what God calls us to in it.
4. I think I watched the very first reality T.V. show ever created. It was on PBS. It was about a farming family, struggling to make it in the farming business. It was called The Farmer's Wife. It is probably one of the only truly unscripted reality T.V. shows ever made. And you could tell. There was never anything interesting that happened. No contrived drama. Just the day to day conversations and activities of a poor farming family. It completely drew me in. This little family had me at “hello". D-man literally wanted to rip his eyes out when he watched it. He couldn’t believe that I could actually sit there and be interested. But, oh I was. I thought about that poor family for many months after. In fact, I wonder if I could write them a letter?
5. I absolutely love my parents, my in-laws included. I don’t know what I would do without them. They have been such an encouragement to us. They have been our own personal cheerleaders in all of our endeavors. They are such a huge support to us. They live out their faith on a daily basis. I don’t ever want to take them for granted.
6. I love sitting in the afternoon sun, just watching my kids laugh and play.
7. I have always had “big plans” and yet have difficulty actually following through. I dislike that about myself.
8. I would love to adopt again. I can hardly stand the thought of all of those little children, all over the world, living each day without a mother and a father, without a place to call home.
9. I absolutely and wholeheartedly love my husband. He is my best friend. We met when I was 18 and he was 19. He says he fell instantly in love. I fell instantly in “like”. Of course, the love part came soon after! He is such a kind hearted person. I loved that about him from the moment we became friends. He also made me laugh harder than anyone I had ever met. And, you know, I love me some gut wrenching, belly shaking laughter. I’m still laughing to this day.
10. I’m a home-schooling mom to one of my children. I wish I had warm fuzzy home- schooling stories to share. You know, the ones where we are all cuddled up on the couch, reading about some far away land. And I guess, if I really thought about it, there would be a few shining moments. But, I ain‘t gonna lie. Right now, it‘s hard. I feel like I have hit a brick wall. I want to love being a teacher to my son, I really do. But it has always been difficult for me. This is an area that I have surrendered to the Lord. C-boy has never been the “studious” type. I pray that I will be able to “draw him in” to learning. But at this moment in time, I’m tired. And that’s just being honest!
There…I tried to keep the funny, and the sarcasm to a minimum. And it was painful.
If you’ve fallen asleep during reading this, "Nighty night, sleep tight!" If you haven’t, I thank you.
I am passing this award along to a few honest blogs.
Do with it what you will.
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Life with Jack.
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