Friday, May 23, 2008

Tagged Again

I've been tagged again, by Holly, but with a different kind of questioning. I am so not good at these people! lol :) I'll try my best...

Favorite person (outside family)? I have some very interesting, creative, and wonderful friends. If I chose just one it wouldn't be right! :) My favorites are those who truly know and accept me faults and all.

Favorite food? Oh my gosh it HAS to be the Teriyaki Sirloin from The Melting Pot. LOVE it!!!

How would the person who loves you most describe you in ten words or less? A crazy woman for wanting so many kiddos??? :)

Any regrets in life? (I have to reiterate what's already been said, it sums things up perfectly!) Of course- many, but God is a redeeming God and has used everything that I have messed up to form me into who I am now and even now He is at work refining me! Praises to HIM!

Favorite Charity/ Cause? HIV awareness, AHOPE Africa

Favorite Blog recently? So many great ones!! My newly found favorites are: A Purpose Driven Family and Home Hope and Future

Something you can’t get enough of? Down time with my kids :)

Worst job you’ve ever had? Dish washer in my college dorm! Yuck! Clean off your trays people! Especially the peanut butter!

If you could be a fly on the wall, where? There are SO many! But right now I'd really like to be a fly on the wall of the room my Liam does visits with his birthmom in, just to see what he's like there. I've been told he doesn't smile or talk or anything. :(

Favorite Bible verse right now? 1 Samuel 27 "I prayed for this child and the Lord granted my request."

Guilty Pleasure? Milky Way Midnight bars and Ben and Jerry's Phish Food (Now I'm hungry!)

Got any confessions? I’m a mess! I only appear all-together on the outside! (Ditto that!)

If you HAD to spend $1,000 on YOURSELF, how would you spend it? That would be hard for me! I shop for kids and love it, I have trouble shopping for myself. It would probably be books or shoes. :) Maybe both. :)

Favorite thing about your house? I love being so close to great parks, the wood floors and the layout, small but nice.

Worst thing about your house? Not so crazy about the fact that there is no garage and that our lovely sewer plant is right behind us.

One thing you are bad at? Gardening, taking care of plants. So not my thing!

If you could change something about your circumstances, what? If I changed something it could change what kids I have, I have to know that God has me where He wants me.

Who would you like to meet someday? Jesus Christ- I mean, who else compares to Him?? (Ditto again!)

What makes you feel sexy? Ummmmmmmm…I pass.

Who is your real life hero? All of the children who make it through foster care with a head on their shoulders and a positive outlook on life.

What is the hardest part of your job? Some of the people I work with and some of the parents of the kids I try to help.

When are you most relaxed? While reading or cuddling some kids.

What stresses you out? The foster care system and caseworkers who don't know or do their job, also I have issues with control. Other's peoples kids who don't know how to act is stressful to me. But so is Braeden is other situations. Change/transition is hard for him. :)

What can you not live without? Water, I drink it constantly! :)

Do you agree or disagree with the recent article that reported that blogs are authored by narcissists? Never heard of it. Don't know that that would be true. Maybe for some.

Why do you blog? It began as a way for me to keep family and friends updated on our adoption journey.

Who are you tagging? Runergirl, Kellie, and Jessica
(I just tagged some others recently, so I'm trying not to over-tag! )

Rules:1. Answer the questions (Did I really have to include this as a rule? Duh!)
2. Link back to whoever tagged you
3. Tag whomever you want! (Holly changed this rule- it was supposed to be 8 people with 4 different categories but that stressed her out :) I agree!)


Emmy said...

verrryy intresting, lol. ^^

Holly said...

Love your answers and thanks for playing along! What an amazing world the blogging world is and I love how God gives us others that we can relate to and encourage along our journeys!
I read your Father's Day entry- you know, do you think you could mention something to the teacher without coming across as ugly about it? Possibly it was just a HUGE oversight and you KNOW you are not the only one in this situation. I'll bet there are as many kids not living with a "Daddy" as those who are, so this is something that really should be addressed. And as you said, you would think that a teacher would know the family history to a basic extent at least, of her students.
Let me know if you decide to confront the teacher and how it goes. Still praying for your Girlie.

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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