Monday, March 11, 2013

5 things

  Over the past two weeks, I have been tagged by Susan @ Sole Searching Mama, Mary @ Let Love Be Sincere and Mary @ Better Than Eden, so I figured it was time to jump on the band wagon and write the post . . the only problem is is that each tagged me in a totally different type of post! So, I combined all three . . . I am giving you one random fact and I am answering 4 questions from the other tags!

1. Something you would not know about me.

OK, I am going to share something I have NEVER shared before.  The only person that knows this story is my husband.  And I have never shared it because I never wanted to be thought of as one of those girls who went to Steubenville to get her "MRS degree" (You Stubenville gals know what I am talking about).

Anyways, months before meeting my husband, I felt God calling me to pray for my future husband.  Mind you, I was prepping for the MCAT to go to medical school . . . getting married anytime soon was NOT in MY plans.  But, I prayed for him anyways.  At some point, I felt led to pray a novena to St. Joseph for my future husband.  And, yep, I met my husband on the very last day of the novena (outside of daily mass at Christ the King).  I thought nothing of the "coincidence" at the time.  It was not until a few months later, when I started to like my husband, that I put two and two together! 

2. Name something you have done you never thought you would do.

If someone were to have told the 20 yr old me that I would : marry someone who worked for the Church, be a stay at home mom, and homeschool . . . I would have told you that you were crazy.   I would never have envisioned these things for my life.   But, I love it all and would not want it any other way!

Oh, and running a marathon . . . although I always wanted to do one, for some reason, it is not something that I actually thought I would do.  And I still do not really consider myself a runner.

3. What are your favorite things to do?

I love just being with my family.  I love going on hikes and trips. I love reading to the boys and having them all huddled around me.  But, I love being away from them all too . . . . for long, long runs! 

I also love watching the BBC versions of Jane Austin classics, over and over again!  I love talking about faith and I LOVE praise and worship.

4. One of your life goals.

I would LOVE to start a ministry with my husband and have that be our "job".  We loved doing ministry to marriage prep and married couples and we really miss giving talks on married life.  I would also LOVE to write a book some day.  I am not sure anyone would read it, but I think it would be so neat to go through the process and work so hard on it and finally see it in print.

Oh, and I want to travel to Rome, Assisi and Venice.  And China ;-)

5. Who is a person that you KNOW (in real life) that you currently admire most.

This may sound cheesy, but my husband!  The longer we are married, the more I love and admire him.  He works so hard for the family and for his job.  He is an incredible father and an even better husband.  And, I love that he gets to do so many cool things in his job too.  He is faithful and strives to do whatever God is calling him too.  And he has a great sense of humor that always makes me smile!


Since this post is such a hodge podge, I will not tag anyone specifically, but if you are reading this, consider yourself tagged!
 

3 comments:

  1. Love those facts. How fantastic to think that God answered your prayers so perfectly! :)

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  2. Oh man, you are selling yourself short if you don't consider yourself a runner!! You most certainly are! And because of my experience in the community, I can't handle praise and worship - it brings back too many memories!! :)

    I love Franciscan University stories. I also didn't go for my mrs. but happily ended up with one! And our relationship turned a huge corner after an our in the Port praying about it. But it happened literally 5 minutes after leaving the Port with my bible in hand! So cool :)

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  3. Love your love story :-) and if you're not a real runner than I'm not a real mother!

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