Are you sick of me yet??? (I am)
This will be my last Q&A post for this week because tomorrow is all about fashion!!!! But I will finish up the questions next week - I still have a ton to answer!
#1: This is Meredith. She lives with her precious family in CO. She and her husband went to Ouachita (before I did) and we connected through that. She is such a neat mom - I love reading her blog and getting inspiration. She has the kind of home every one should want to grow up in.
She wants to know why I chose OBU and what were my favorite memories???
I never considered any other school. From the time I was in junior high - I heard about OBU at camps and knew I wanted to go to a small Christian school and I'm so, so, so thankful that my parents sacrificed and allowed me to go there. I can never thank them enough. It was the best thing that ever happened to me. I loved it so much.
One of my best memories is living with these girls my freshman and sophomore years. Jennifer, Kandi and Leigh Ann. We had so much fun together. They were all chi deltas and I was a tri chi.
Tri Chi was one of the best things for me also. I loved played intramural sports and I loved Tiger Tunes (kind of a spring sing thing like they do at Baylor or Harding). I made so many great friends and I loved being in a Christian environment. (Can you find me in this picture?)
I really only shop at Wal-Mart so I use plastic. But lately I've been contemplating getting these recyclable bags they have now. I think they are only $1 and I could use those instead of constantly throwing away the plastic bags. I'm trying to do my part.#3: Tara lives in Maryland. She asked me a question that meant a lot to me because of what I know about her. She wanted to know about my favorite memory with my dad. This is special because Tara's dad is dying. She just went to spend a week with him and it might be the last week she ever spends with him. I'm sure she is thinking a lot these days about the memories of her dad. Please keep her in your prayers.
I'm very close to my dad and one of my favorite things is he gave me my love for sports (especially the HOGS). Every since we moved to AR when I was 11 - my dad had two tickets to razorback sports. My brother and mom weren't too interested so I was the chosen one. So from the time I was 11 until I was 29 and engaged - my dad and I went to every football and basketball game together. I loved cheering on the hogs with my dad and I loved spending that one on one time with him. I still like to call him after every game to discuss. I will always treasure that!
#4: Renee is a very special mother. She has four darling children - her daughter has Down's Syndrome. Her husband is in Iraq. She still manages to have the best attitude. Please read her blog and pray for her as well - she has a LOT on her plate.
She asked me a couple of questions: What do I struggle with the most in my Christian walk? I think my struggle is always to spend more time with God - talking to Him and reading the Bible. I find a lot more time in my day for blogs or TV or other things that aren't near as important as time with God.
Three things I would grab if my house was on fire? Our back up hard drive that has all of our pictures on it, my wedding dress, and Dawson. :-)
#5. RRR is getting married in 4 months and she wants to know what wedding day advice I have for her and also any newlywed advice?
For your wedding day - make sure and enjoy it - don't stress and just try and relish each moment. Let people and your photographers take as many pictures as possible - you only get one chance. You won't care at the time - but you will later. And just remember - the most important thing is you will be married. The wedding isn't as important as that.
My marriage advice is
1. Laugh. Just laugh a lot. You will probably argue at first - but don't worry. Learn to compromise and learn to laugh at your differences.
2. Have separate bathrooms if possible.
3. The best advice I have is Biblical - God commands us "Husbands LOVE your wives. Wives RESPECT your husbands". God told us that for a reason. We as women want to be loved. We want to be told we are pretty and needed and touched. Men want to feel that we respect them as men. When I started spending more time telling Scott how much I respected him and was proud of him and all he did - it made a HUGE difference than when I just said I loved him. (but do that too). Show you respect him by listening to him and taking his advice. Let him be the leader of your home - but be partners!
Anybody else out there have any great marriage advice? I know there are several girls who read this blog who are getting married soon. Even me - being married almost 5 years - I still need lots of advice!!!!