I am so happy that this meme is finding its place in bloggyville. Thank you to all the women that participate (I don't think I have had any men answer questions yet) weekly, and to all the new women who join in weekly. I really have been encouraged by your answers each week. Please keep leaving a comment that directs myself and others to your blog to see your answers or leave them in the comment section.
Question 11. Do you read or study best in silence or in a place with background noise? Why? Silence. I can concentrate better. But when I sleep, I must have background noise...my fan. Even in the dead of winter.
2. If you were to write a book about your life, what would it be called? Just Another Day in Paradise (cheeky but true. I am rich with what I have-not monetary but in what really matters, My relationship with God, health, family, friendships, etc. It may not be perfect to other folks, but it is to me. I wouldn't change a thing (except to live on the beach) thus paradise.)
3. (This question is a deep one...I know it should be a bonus, but I already have a few bonus questions chosen for this week) Why do you think divorce is so prevalent? Because people do not do the proper kind of communicating prior to marriage. And People change naturally and some are not accepting of that change. Society today is not committed, every thing is disposable, including marriage. I also think that marriage is a partnership, if you do not view it as such and run it like you would a business, keeping all in check it will fail. RESPECT and Loyalty.
4. What's the best way to resist peer pressure? AT my age, I do not feel peer pressure but generally speaking I beleive it is having a good foundation that being based on God, morals and an open communication with your children to talk to you and not be overly judgemental but to guide them. PRAY PRAY PRAY!
.5. What is the most serious illness or injury you ever faced? In 1994 I was newly divorced and by God's grace finally connected to my lifetime love Big Daddy. (God has a way of working thigns out). I lost a tremendous amount of weight (I weighed 84 lbs), my lymph nodes were protruding all over my body. I was told that I had hepitis as well as beleived to have cancer. I was sent to specialist who monitoired white blood counts. A difinitive answer could not be given to me of what was wrong. My bone marrow was taken, I has radio active "juice" injested into my system, I had catscans, xrays, cardios, nothing still. I was so weak that I couldnt walk to get mail from my mail box (My sweet Big Daddy literally carried me places because I couldnt move or walk myself). I was unable to work. I was so scared, but at the same time, I felt a peace. I gave it all to the Lord. I knew through Him I would be ok. I had so many people praying for me, people I didnt even know and would never lay eyes on, but I felt their prayers. It worked. I had a weekly appointment with a hemotoligist. One day he sat in shock telling me that my counts were stablinzing. This contontinued over the next few weeks. Until he released me. Hecould never explain what was wrong with me. I really didnt care. I know how I was healed. God is so GREAT! So is LIFE!
Bonus Questions 6. When was the last time you felt like you had a laugh with God? When I colored my hair this weekend. It's "orangish" now. My husband tells me all the time, allow things to progress as God intends, "Be natural". He means do not color my hair, etc. In code that is save Big Daddy money though. That is what I think of off the top of me-uh, head....
7. This question was inspired by a friend. My friend went through a very tragic experience, and I so wanted to comfort her, but did not have the words too (GP, right or wrong usage of the too?). I know that people say the wrong things even when there intentions were good. So, here is my question.... What do you say to someone who is going through a tragic or hard time? Unfortunatley, I have had friends loose children, partners, their marriage, their health.....all terrible circumstances. I always try and relay that my friendship is steadfast, and that I am here to help in any way that I can, be it go to the grocery, pick up children, pray, or be a shoulder to cry on-whatever, they are not alone and have support. I just let them know that I am there for them,sincerely. And that I am praying for them.