Monday, May 4, 2009

Answers to Questions Holly asked

Holly asked, I answer.
What is the worst smell? After having kids, I'm not as sensitive to smells. This is a tough one. Probably burnt rubber.
How many hours were you in labour with your kid's?
Total time:10. 5 hours. The first was a beautiful, gradual natural birth of 5 hours--or maybe 7--I can't remember. The second was a way too fast induced natural birth of less than 2 hours. The third was a natural, surreal 3.5 hours. I pushed the longest with my third--12 minutes. The first was 10 minutes and my second was under 5 minutes. Only tore the first time. Thank you Jesus!!
How old were you when you got married? Twenty-two!
What are your top 5 passions?
All of them are inter-related.
Jesus, Scripture,my husband and kids, relationships with people, and being outside in nature by calm water.
What are you able to be the most compassionate about?
I don't know if this answer makes sense, but encouragement. I come across so many people each day who are hurting, or questioning themselves or life, or celerating a new milestone etc. I endeavour to show God's kindness to people through intentional encouragement. I will send thank you cards to our librarian for their consistent smiles and cheerfulness, I make meals for the single lady next door, I will tell someone they look great in that colour because I believe people need encouragement for wherever they are at in life. So, not sure that that answer makes any sense...but it is easy for me to be most compassionate about encouraging people in the midst of triumph or tragedy.
What is a struggle for you to be compassionate about?
Oh, tough one. People who complain about their lives but do nothing to change it. I find it hard to hear the same problems over and over again, and no desire to bring change or do what's required to bring change.
What is your favorite style of music?
What is your favorite flower?
Tiger lilies, daisies, and brown eyed Susan's.

Holly asked some tough ones! Thanks!


Shaun and Holly said...

:) That was neat to read!

Brambleberry said...

we were seperated at birth. :)

the count down continues!

Tamatha said...

Hey! I love the same flowers!