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.
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2)I will respond by emailing you 5 questions (I get to pick the questions).
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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.
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