Monday, January 19, 2009

An Interview by PoetKat

I agreed to be interviewed by PoetKat at Poetkat's Invisible Keepsakes and I really enjoyed it. She asked some thoughtful questions and I must recommend her blog. She's a very creative poet and I have enjoyed getting to know her better this past year.

Here's the Interview:
1) Of all the places you have lived, which is your favorite?

I would say my favorite place that I lived would have to be my childhood home in Indianapolis. I got to visit in August to show Avery where I grew up and I realized then that those memories of this little one bedroom home meant so much to me. Although there are some painful memories from my daddy's illness in that house, I choose to focus on the sweet, loving times with my parents. We would sit on the screened-in front porch and my parents would drink coffee and I would either read books or color in coloring books. There was much love and as I look back on the times, I must say I didn't seem to have a worry in the world. We would walk down the street to church several times a week and life for me was blessed.

2) What do you like to do best with Avery?

I have thought about this for a few days and I must say that just spending time with her is great. No matter what we do, I enjoy being with her. I love to cook together, do art together, and one of my favorite things is a little game Avery came up with when she was 3 or 4. It's called, "Hard Working Sisters". It started when I would have her help me do chores such as laundry or dishes and she came up with us pretending to be sisters living in a big mansion with a king.(Papa) We do the laundry, cook the food, and of course, plan elegant parties.

3) What is your all time favorite movie?

Since the late 60's I have loved the movie, Dr. Zhivago. I never tire of watching it. Omar Sharif writing in the abandoned Snow House is very romantic. This movie has a wonderful cast and a story that is heart wrenching. I can remember the first time I saw it and thought how beautiful it was.

4) If you could spend one hour with Jesus, what would you say or do?

I think is a very difficult question. I think I would be in so much awe that I would be numb and couldn't talk for a while. I would probably cry and hug him. When I got myself together I would thank Him for giving me life and salvation. He has blessed me in so many ways. I have known Him all my life, but didn't come to love Him so deeply until I was an adult. I wish I had realized sooner, but I can't go back and I'm thankful for all the years I have had a sweet relationship with Him.

5) What is the biggest obstacle in your life that you had to overcome?

I would say the biggest obstacle I had was losing my father as a little girl. My mother and I had lots of love, but very little income. I graduated from high school and chose to marry a month after graduation. I started right to work and realized after a couple of years I should have gotten my education right after high school. I started college in 1973 with a one year old and went to school in the 70's, 80's and graduated in 1998. It took me 25 years, but thankfully I was able to get into positions that had required degrees, but they took me anyway. God has been so good to me and I continue to be blessed. I was adopted by a loving couple and not a day passes that I don't miss my parents. They would have been crazy about Avery.

Thank you, Kat for this opportunity to share.

If you would like me to interview you here's the rules:
1)Leave me a comment saying "Interview me".
2)I will respond by emailing you 5 questions (I get to pick the questions).
3)You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4)You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5)When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them 5 questions.

I will post a list of those who have agreed to an interview so everyone can follow along as they respond.


Poetikat said...

Thanks so much for taking part, NanaTrish. I loved your answers - especially how you would spend the hour with Jesus.
Did you lose your mother also. I didn't realize that.
Avery is so lucky to have you - the "Sisters" game sounds so much fun.


nanatrish said...

You are so welcome Miss Kat. Yes, my mother passed away in 1978. I want to thank you for such a fun experience.

steviewren said...

I feel like I know you a little better after reading your interview. Whoever came up with this idea first should be congratulated.

I used to have so many questions for Jesus. After thinking what my answer to that question would be, I realized that I'm not as in need of answers anymore. I think I would be ashamed for wasting some opportunities He's given me though.

I like the sisters game too. I bet that will be a sweet memory for Avery when she's grown.

Linda said...

I am in such awe at this post. I wish you could see my expression. I will gladly subject myself to an interview..good luck..(wink wink)---BLESSINGS DEAR FRIEND.

Betsy said...

I so loved reading your answers! Wonderful interview!

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

I loved your answers, especially the time with Jesus response. I still have tears in my eyes, honestly, 'cause I feel like I would be the same: crying and hugging and being thankful. I feel that way about Him now.
Thanks for sharing and trusting us with your thoughts.
Christian ((Hugs)) ♥ ∞

Maggie May said...

That was a lovely interview. I liked the one *what you would say to Jesus* especially and the sisters game.

Debby said...

I love the sisters game too. It could not have endured for all these years but for your child-like enthusiasm and ability to join in the pretending with your whole heart. What a gift to Avery!

I've often wondered what it will be like to meet God face to face. I can't imagine the awe of that moment. I imagine that I will be struck stupid and just gape. I'd like to think it would be different, but I know me.

Janeen said...

Wow, this is a beautiful post my dear bloggy friend! I think the two of us would have a great time out to lunch! We share a lot in common~

Thank you for your kind words for my boy. He is still home today but my Man will be with him while I go to work. We'll take turns until he gets better. Yesterday was a great day though, no vomiting! Yahoo! I think he's coming back!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It was so nice to read your interview answers Trish. I feel like I know you better now, too.

Your relationship with Avery is so precious and I'm sure treasured by both of you!

I think I'd spend a long time being in awe if I met Jesus but I believe He's know what is in my heart, as He does now, so it wouldn't matter. :-)

Strider said...

Interesting to know a little more about some of the people in cyberspace. Thanks for sharing.

freetobeme - Anita said...

Very interesting. I like your answers. I think I might like to be interviewed. When I'm put on the spot I can't answer questions but here I could take time to think.