Monday, February 18, 2008

I've been tagged

I got my first tag from a fellow blogger-April at

The details:List 7 random things that people may not know about you. The rules are to link the person who sent this to you and leave a comment on their blog so their readers can visit yours. Post the rules on your blog. Share 7 facts about yourself. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, linking their blog. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. 1st hold up your right hand and repeat after me"I --insert name here-- do solemnly swear not to pass judgment on Jessica or any parties involved in this open & honest help me God!"Ok. You may proceed!

  1. I am a control freak or I guess what you’d say a compulsive worrier. I really don’t like this about myself. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been this way. While growing up I would refuse to ride in an elevator. I didn’t want to get stuck in them. Luckily, I grew out of this fear. I am also a freak about making sure things are turned off. I will go back and check things 4 and 5 times to be sure. I will also call Eddie some mornings, even though I’ve already checked it. Oh, you really can’t leave candles burning around me. Sometimes when my mom has candles burning I will blow them out before leaving.
  2. I have lost 44 pounds since last year. A friend at work and I joined Weight Watchers last year on February 15th. I am now proud to say that I am a lifetime member!! It was very hard at times but I feel better than I have in years
  3. This is kind of sort of like April’s story. When I was 7 my dad brought me home a stuffed animal. He was a bear with pajamas on and I named him Sammy. I slept with Sammy until about 4 years ago. My mom had to sew his head back on and he is missing one of his eyes. I loved this bear and I guess he was my “security blanket”. I did not put Sammy up in my closet until Eddie gave me a new bear. I now sleep with the new one and I decided to give the “Old Sammy” a break.
  4. I have been pregnant four times and lost each pregnancy by the 9th week. Eddie and I were at an informational meeting at CHI on May 9th, 2005. I whispered to Eddie that I thought we needed to go get a pregnancy test before we went home. I just had a feeling that I might be pregnant. That night, I took the test and we found out that we were pregnant. We were so excited-It was one of the best feelings. After going to doctor and doing some blood work, I was told that I would miscarry. Since then I’ve had three miscarriages. Each one was very hard but during these times my faith became stronger. I still think about the “what ifs” every now and then. But, I feel that God was leading us to adoption. It just took us a while to figure it out. It’s just like that song by Rascal Flats-God Blessed the Broken Road. He blessed the road that is going to lead us to our son, from Vietnam. Saying this and feeling it in my heart, makes me smile.
  5. We are naming our son after my Pa. I was always very close to my Pa; he was a great grandpa. I loved that man better than anyone I thought. I was always his little girl. I decided long ago that when I had a little boy that I was naming him John. My Pa has been
    gone almost 4 years now. I still think of him all the time. My Granny was very happy when she found out that we were adopting a little boy. She knew his name would be John. I will one day get to tell my little John where he got such a strong name.
  6. As Eddie says-I wake up singing with the birds. I am a very happy person in the morning.
  7. We do plan to adopt to again once we get John home and settled.

I am going to tag the following:

1 comment:

Katherine, aka katedrew94 said...

HI there!!!! Thanks so much for your comment. God has had a way of picking me up when I need it the most, for which I am very grateful. He is definitely watching over us.

I will of course have you in our prayers!!!

AND- thanks for the tag- I think I may have done that one already though!