ABC’s of me

I’ve been nominated!  Wow!  Thank you, Kat of To Talk of Many Things for the sweet compliments and the honor of being nominated for this award.  I’m settling into somewhat of a routine here in blogland, and have come to love  this outlet of the Body of Christ, where we can share with and encourage one another in our faith.

Rules for this award:

1. There is no limit to how many fellow bloggers you pass this on to.  You may post the ABC sign on your blog.
2. Share some things about you, but alphabetically, just a word or two starting with each letter of the alphabet.

1.  I nominate S.R. at To Have Her Heart and Camila at God’s Creation Through My Eyes.  Both of these blogs have been an incredible blessing to me.  I can’t count the number of times their posts have spoken directly to the heart of a matter in which God was speaking to my heart.  I am blessed by both of them daily.  I hope you’ll check them out and be encouraged as well.

2.  Kat and I have this in common, asking me to write one or two words about anything is like tying my hands and expecting me to be able to talk.  It don’t happen.  I’ll try to be brief, but 1-2 words would be impossible.  Here goes:

A.  Accordian – I have been complimented often that I march to beat of my own.

B.  Blog – My new best friend.  I actually blogged through the grief of losing my parents back in ’05 and ’06, and lost everything when our server crashed. B is also for BACK UP…’nuff said.

C.  Christian, convert, Catholic, Canada – Just a few of the Changes that have occurred in past few years.

D.  Daughters – Kaitlyn, Briana, and Kristin.  Three of my greatest treasures.  I was the first of two girls in our family after four boys.  I thought for sure when I had kids, I’d have a houseful of boys like my Momma did.  God had other plans, and has shown me so much about myself through raising these beauties.  I am so thankful!

E. Easter – Holds so much more meaning since 2010.  My favorite holy day.

F.  Favorite things:  Faith, Family, Friends, Frugality.

G.  Granddaughters!  Grace, Rowyn and Ryann.  I am 3x blessed!

H.  Happy –  If Momma ain’t, ain’t nobody!  I’m learning a whole new dimension to the difference between Happiness and Joy.  I choose joy.

I.  Idaho – Where I left half of my heart.

J.  Joshua – my firstborn and favorite son.  He’s a 2Lt. in the Army Nat’l Guard, now, they call him “Sir”.

K.  Kevin – The best 24 years of my life have been spent with him.  So thankful for God’s hand and his wonderful matchmaking skills.

L.  Lottery – You can’t win if you don’t play.  I heard that LottoMax in the states is up to over $600 million.  My brain cannot even fathom.  I hope Kaitlyn or Josh have picked up tickets 🙂

M.  Momma – the sweetest word in the English language.

N. Never say Never.  It’s amazing to me how many of my “nevers” God has challenged and walked me through.  “My child will never see the inside of a public school”, “I will never work outside the home while I have children”, “I could never move back there!”, and my most recent “we are never going to make it through this one!“.

O.  Ontario, Oregon – My birthplace.  The same doctor that delivered me in 1968 retired the year after he delivered my first-born in 1988.

P.  Pessimistic – I am finding myself more and more this way lately.  It is such a weird role reversal, with Kevin finding the silver lining, and me hanging out under the dark cloud of gloom.  I’m ready for a change, but I have a feeling there are some deep truths under this cloud that I have to learn first, so I keep trusting God and waiting for Him.

Q.  Quotes – I collect them.  Share your favorites with me 🙂

R.  Reuse and Recycle – Learning how to in this season of little.  I’ve adopted the motto: “Use it up, wear it out.  Make it do, or do without.”  I’m actually pretty good at it.  Who knew?

S.  Seizure disorder – diagnosed in 1991 after 3 seizures, all six years apart.  Numerous tests were inconclusive as to the cause.  Haven’t had one now since 2007.

T. St. Therese of Lisieux – another new friend.  Funny, the communion of the saints was one of my big hurdles in coming to the Catholic faith.  It’s now one of my favorite subjects, and I learn so much from the lives of those that have gone before us.

U.  United States of America – How I miss you!

V.  Vocabulary – I need a larger one for memes like this.

W.  Walmart – We have some HILARIOUS memories there, my girls and me!

X.  eXample – of my statement in “V”.  Xing, Xmas, and Xylophone are the only words I know that really start with X, lol.  I’ve never been a Xing guard, I don’t like to X Christ out of Christmas, and I have no knowledge of the xylophone, except that Christmas carols played by a skilled artist are beautiful!  I talked more about what I don’t know than any of the above with personal knowledge, lol.

Y.  Year – We’re coming up on one the one year anniversary of leaving Idaho and moving to Canada.  In some ways it seems like yesterday, in others, it feels like much longer.

Z.  Zany – describes my personality, as well as the state of my brain after this exercise.  I love to laugh, and even more, to make people laugh.  I can be serious if I have to be, but tend to look for and find the humor present in the situation at hand.

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