Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Biggest Parts of Me

No, Silly, I don't mean that!


1. My BIGGEST weakness: Sweets and books!

2. My BIGGEST strength: Discernment and compassion

3. The BIGGEST mistake I've ever made: Let's see, I repeatedly gave my heart away to unworthy boys as a young woman, I didn't apply myself like I know I could have... there are some more, but those are the BIGGEST ones.

4. The BIGGEST mistake that actually turned out to be a "blessing in disguise": Sassing my father-in-law.


5. The BIGGEST relationship mistake I've ever made: Hello! Did you read #3? I dated this one guy once, we'll call him Jason, who I wasn't even attracted to, quite the opposite in fact. But he was head over over heals for me so we dated for a while. It was my intent to date him and make the real object of my affection jealous. Didn't work--never does. Once "Jason" discovered what I was doing, he was furious. You see he was a few years older than me and apparently thought he was dating this young, naive little thing. Bah! If only I had had the courage to tell him the whole truth! But that was just one mistake, the BIGGEST was without a doubt this Punk!


6. My BIGGEST lapse in judgment: See #'s 3, 4, & 5.

7. The BIGGEST honor I've ever received: Not many--I'm pretty average, so not too many "honors" have been given me, but God has given me a great honor in being Natalie's mom.

8. The BIGGEST reason I've ever had to celebrate: I gave birth to a healthy baby girl in 2004 after 27.5 hours of unmedicated, but assisted (Pitocin) labor. I am woman. Hear me ROOOOOAAARRRR!!!

9. The BIGGEST city I've ever lived in: Minneapolis

10. The BIGGEST learning experience I've ever had: Losing two babies...


11. The BIGGEST vacation/journey I've ever taken: A month in Bulgaria for a missions trip (it really ended up being mostly a vacation for me and my friends).

12. The BIGGEST gift I've ever gotten someone: Once Christmas I got Scott this huge external hard drive he had been talking about and a very expensive jacket that he had mention in passing that he thought was cool. He had NO CLUE about either one, so it was awesome!

13. The BIGGEST way I've splurge on myself: Books. I know it sounds simple, but it is my weakness and my joy. I can't think of any other way to splurge on myself that would give me more pleasure (and get me in more trouble)!

If you're up for it and feeling spunky, copy and paste this list into a comment and leave your life's BIGGEST things.

3 comments:

  1. 1. My BIGGEST weakness: Sweets! My children!! (sometimes I just can's say no)

    2. My BIGGEST strength: Discernment and Faith!

    3. The BIGGEST mistake I've ever made: Also, giving my heart away to boys who showed the slightest bit of attention....drinking before school and getting caught by the principal!

    4. The BIGGEST mistake that actually turned out to be a "blessing in disguise": not going out of the U.S. for our honeymoon! We wanted to...but decided to just spend some time in Wisconsin. I got SO sick I was in the hospital for two weeks with bacterial colitis. I actually have a great honeymoon picture of my infected Colon! That's why I need a second honeymoon! I never had one! Anyone want to nominate me for a free one somewhere????


    5. The BIGGEST relationship mistake I've ever made: Giving myself away to someone other than my husband...:(


    6. My BIGGEST lapse in judgment: yah....boys

    7. The BIGGEST honor I've ever received: getting in the book of WHO's WHO....and also being a mom to my beautiful kids and God blessing me with a wonderful husband..

    8. The BIGGEST reason I've ever had to celebrate: My Wedding! My Four Children and actually being ALIVE after my brain surgery and finding out it wasn't cancer!

    9. The BIGGEST city I've ever lived in: Minneapolis!

    10. The BIGGEST learning experience I've ever had: Having my brain surgery was one....but almost losing my baby girl when they rushed her back to PICU because she stopped breathing was worse! I had to learn to give my control to God!

    11. The BIGGEST vacation/journey I've ever taken: El Salvador and Israel.

    12. The BIGGEST gift I've ever gotten someone: A bike for my son...

    13. The BIGGEST way I've splurge on myself: jewelry....and sweets...and STARBUCKS or GROUNDED when I get the chance! (shame shame)

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  2. Mmmm... Starbucks... Mmmm... Fox Hollow--even better!!! (Why can't either one of you be right around the corner? Why do I live in such a little town that doesn't even has a decent coffee shop with a drive through? Why do I have to drive 14.7 minutes to get my coffee in the mornings? Why? Why? Why?)

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  3. 1. My BIGGEST weakness: books and my husband

    2. My BIGGEST strength: teaching

    3. The BIGGEST mistake I've ever made: Not giving my heart to the Lord sooner

    4. The BIGGEST mistake that actually turned out to be a "blessing in disguise": Going home from college after the first semester.

    5. The BIGGEST relationship mistake I've ever made: Continuing to date my non-christian boyfriend after giving my heart to the Lord.


    6. My BIGGEST lapse in judgment: Thinking of this guy in college as just a friend when he thought we were more. Oops!

    7. The BIGGEST honor I've ever received: Having two amazing children and salutatorian in college

    8. The BIGGEST reason I've ever had to celebrate: Marrying the man of my dreams and having children when 100 years ago it would have been impossible for me.

    9. The BIGGEST city I've ever lived in: Minneapolis

    10. The BIGGEST learning experience I've ever had: Where do I start...


    11. The BIGGEST vacation/journey I've ever taken: Spending three months in South Korea teaching English.

    12. The BIGGEST gift I've ever gotten someone: A Porter Cable hand sander for Joshua's birthday.

    13. The BIGGEST way I've splurge on myself: Books too - I love reading!!

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