Kori at See Kori Rant asked me some really great questions and I want to answer them but I also wanted to take just a moment to say something about Kori and her blog.
She has an honest blog! I admire her honesty and realness. She is a great Mom but also admits her struggles...she is in a word fearless and I admire that very much!
These are great questions!
In your New Year's post about resolutions, you said something about not gossiping any longer because it doesn't feel like much fun. Was there one thing in particular that happened which caused you to notice this?
No, not really one thing but I have found myself in situations where gossip would start and I didn't think I could comfortably stop it without seeming judgmental or I felt like I would hurt the other person's feelings. But...about 14 years ago, My Hubby and I separated due to marital problems for six months; and good, well meaning people gossiped about it and my daughter heard some things that were said and she was very hurt by it all. I guess that's really when I decided I never wanted to be a part of that anymore! I just excuse myself and walk away or I say I am sorry... but I just feel like we shouldn't keep talking about this!
2. In the photo on your blog page, the header, you look so relaxed and happy; who took that photo, and what does he/she mean to you?
My Hubby took the picture, while we were on vacation together and he means everything to me. We have known each other for almost 35 years and married for 31...we were high school sweethearts! We don't have a perfect marriage but he is my lover, my best friend, and the most important person in my life. We work very hard in our marriage and besides my children it is the one other thing I am most proud of.
3. If money or time were not an issue, where would you go on a dream vacation, who would you take, and why?
I would go on a cruise around the world and take My Hubby and my children and their families.
Being with them and seeing the world together would be heaven on earth for me!
4. You are obviously a strong believer; have you always had such a strong faith in God? If not, what happened to solidify that for you?
The honest answer is...I thought my faith was strong until my marriage faltered and then it was tested "big time!" I always felt like I was a "good girl" who tried to do the right things and when it started to fall apart I felt like...God wasn't holding up his end of the bargain. It was a hard time for me...and even now...my weakness is my relationship with My Hubby...I can bear almost anything...but when things aren't going well in that relationship ...I am "shaken and stirred!"
But...I have learned that I will be okay because of God's love no matter what my circumstance! But... I was not a quick learner...it has been a hard lesson for me.
5. You have the chance to be an animal for a day; what kind would you be, and why?
One of my dogs...I think. I have a Golden Retriever, named Riley and a Chocolate Lab., named Miley and I think they are just the best...so loyal and affectionate. I would like to know if they are really happy and I would love to know what they think!
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