Day 7: Your Top three Priorities
1. My Relationship with Jesus Christ
2. Justin – my husband, lover, best friend, favorite person on the entire planet.
2. (no, that’s not a mistake) My three beautiful children!
3. Living my life to the fullest – or what I consider the fullest.
Day 8: A list of places you have visited
Oiy, this is going to be hard…..I’m just going to list them.
Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma, Illinois, Canada, Mexico, Cayman Islands….that’s probably not it.
Day 9: Do your actions match your words?
I try my hardest to make sure they do. I always want my yeses to be yes, and my nos to be no; however I’m human an I fail at times. Unfortunately, probably the most with my kids. I hate that reality.
Day 10: One thing you learned about yourself last year?
I’ve sort of known this, but I think this last year proved it more than usual. I never jump to the worst conclusion about people. I always think people are mostly good, even when their words and actions say otherwise. More than once in the past year my husband (who tends to lean the opposite) has pointed out something, and I’m always ready with an excuse…maybe they are having a bad day, maybe they didn’t realize what they were saying or how it could be taken…but usually; most of the time….he was right and I wasn’t. However, I don’t really care to change this. I don’t want to think bad of people.
Day 11: A challenge you have overcome
Well, I’m picking on that I’ve come a long way on. I’m a bit of a worrier, but I used to worry to the extent of it becoming paralyzing. I’ve really come a long, long way in this area. My worry was at it’s worse when I was young, and I’m so glad that at some point I decided I couldn’t live my life wondering on the what if’s, and had to live my life. Otherwise, I think I would be in a completely different place in life today.
Day 12: A need you can meet
I can be a friend when needed, a listening year. I can help financially when I don’t think I’m enabling something else (I have very strong issues about enabling…but I’ve come from a family of addicts). I be and do all sorts of things, should people ask.
Day 13: A place you have been recently
Well, last night Justin and I went to a new restaurant. It was actually a brewery, but they had vegan options for food – so we thought we’d try it out. It was different; as in, we walked in and had no idea how to behave. You just sat at open seats, went to the bar to order food. They had long tables all down the middle and some bars to sit at, and about 3 or 4 round individual tables. We ended up at a long table with a couple who were on their first date (Match.com) and we talked to them. It was an interesting/different experience. The food was…okay…but the experience was fun.
Day 14: Someone who made you proud
This week it was my youngest daughter, Abigail. Abigail got a piece of wood…it was HUGH, stuck in her foot. We went to the Children’s ER, and were there half the night. She had to get needles stuck in her foot…not once, but TWICE, and didn’t throw a fit, or even cry. She was so brave and real. Her realness and ability to converse will with adults really shined through that night.