Okay here goes a quick update. I will endeavor to catch up because I want to have 365 entries in the end of the year.
Q1 – As a child, do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up?
A1 – That’s easy my mother kept a school years book that listed what I wanted to be each year. Over the years I wanted to be a teacher, a mom, nurse,join the Air Force, and back to teacher. So how did it turn out. Well I am a homeschooling mom so that I have mom covered and in a way teacher too. I decided a military career wasn’t for me but I do have a child that is considering that track. I took the course to become a medical office assistant and found that while I was good a taking blood and doing injections but I found that it made me squeamish so not going into nursing was a good thing. But I’ve certainly bandaged a boo-boo or two over the years.
Q2 – When you procrastinate, what is your most common excuse and why?
A2 – I don’t know I that I make excuses except perhaps to say that other more pressing things came along.
Q3 – Consider the way you treat people and write about any areas where there may be room for improvement?
A3 – I hope that I treat people well. I think the people that I need to most improve my treatment of are the people of our family. With my family I tend to be the most impatient. The most distracted when I should be listening. And while I hope I take none of them for granted I’m not sure I always sure I communicate that to them.
Q4 – What do you find to be the most beautiful thing in nature?
A4 – I think that I find many tings beautiful. I’m not sure that I can set my mind on just one as the most beautiful. I love to see a spider web in the early morning with the dew lighting it up. I love the sight of a bald eagle in flight, a rainbow after a storm, I love to see a butterfly in flight, and so many other beautiful things. So I think it would be impossible to choose one.
Q5 – Write about a sad time in your life. How did others help you?
A5 – That would be the time that our son Samuel was born into heaven at 39 weeks gestation. It was an event that before it happened I would have said was a pain that could not be born. But with God’s grace I had the strength. Our church family was there for us. While we were at the hospital they came by and picked up the boys and entertained them. They also helped clean up the house. They gave generously so that the cost of the funeral was taken care of. Our pastor gave such a wonderful sermon at his funeral. Our church family provided food after the service and during the week. The next week several of the moms from our homeschool group came over to help around the house and visit. Each one seem to bring a special gift in their coming. One cleaned the house, another took care of laundry, there was one that just sat and visited, one mom came with craft activities to keep the boys busy all afternoon creating and having fun. Finally about 6 weeks later my good friend allowed me to be with her at the birth of her own son. It was so healing to be the part of his birth.
Q6 – What do you think are the top ten most defining moments of your life?
A6 – Wow what a question. Giving it some thought and not necessarily answering in chronological or importance order. 1. Losing my son before he was even born. This taught me so much and helped me grow so much as a person and helped to really realize the importance of receiving instead of being the one giving. 2. The last year where money has been so much tighter has also taught me to receive from others. As well as learning what is really important and remembering to be thankful for what I do have. 3. September 11, 2001. Not so much in the way that most people use it as a defining moment but more in that in gave me an insight into my own parents that must have felt in October 1962. It was a time where they had a baby girl of about 7 months and my daughter was just over a month old. It left you feeling uncertain of what would happen next. You thought about what the future of young baby would be. 4. The birth of each of my children. I do this collective otherwise it would take up half of the ten. But since I’m having trouble thinking of more maybe I should list each of them separately. 5. When I had been dating my husband for about 6 months I was working on a retreat. On the last day I got a note from him telling me that he hadn’t really had time to write a proper note because he had been spending the weekend entertaining Jacob. This meant so much too me I could hardly even now put it into words. 6. When I made my Crusillo weekend I meant a wonderful woman who invited me to join her reunion group. This group of women saw me through one of the toughest periods of my life. They were there for me in so many ways. Mostly they made me see first the responsibility to make sure my son was shown the best way to live his life but even more important to see my importance to myself as a person, to see my own worth. 7. Watching my son be prayed out for his term of service in Sudan, East Africa. To see how God has worked through so much in his life and to see where he has been brought too. It amazing me when ever I give it a thought. 8. Learning to read. Okay to be frank I don’t remember exactly when I began reading. It seems that I have always been reading. Reading provide the my escape during my childhood. I loved to not only lose myself in the story but to actually imagine where I would be if I were actually there in the story. I remember spending summer days up in the tree in the backyard reading for hours. Even now when I don’t have the same need to escape into a story I still love grabbing a book good or purely pulp fiction when I need to relax or to kill some time waiting. And now I will cop out by saying that at 47, I hope I have a few more years left so I will 9 and 10 to be filled in some time in the future. Just guessing I would think something like the birth of a grandchild and other than that I look forward to what life has in store.
And now for the final entry to be caught up. What was the last thing on your mind when you drifted off to sleep last night? The answer is very simple. I wonder what in the world had happened to either the Vick’s Vapor Rub or the Mentholatum. I was so congested and I wanted to avoid taking any more medicine and I could find either one. I gave up and took a cold tablet and went to bed. Today I fixed the problem and now will doctor myself up with the Mentholatum and head to bed.