** I can't bear the sound of_________.
I can't bear the sound of kids throwing screaming temper tantrums in the grocery store. Or the sound of my boys arguing. Or.......lot of things! :)
**I would love to time-travel back to_________.
I would love to time-travel back to the 1950's. I have a June Cleaver wanna be complex! In my jaded, 46 year old brain I tend to view the '50s as the last innocent decade.
**Shop alone, shop with mom, or shop with friends?
I like to shop alone. When I am with someone else I am always so conscious of the other person's agenda while feeling like I am not getting done what I need to. Except with my husband--I do like to shop with him sometimes or my daughter. When Kerry and I are together we tend to spend more money than we should! He spoils me!
**Worst movie ever?
The Weeping Camel. B.O.R.I.N.G. & S.T.U.P.I.D. The most violent one that I actually had to walk out of the room for, (we rented it, way back when), Robocop.
**Have you ever had your heart broken (by the opposite sex...not by a family member, or close friend)
Oh yes...two boy friends in high school, but time heals and we grow because of those events in our life. God brought me the man of my dreams in His time!
**In what area of your life have you felt the most judged (by others or even self condemnation)?
I have felt judged by people at my church because of choices my older kids have made when they were out on their own. I have found, by life experience isthat you can be the most righteous, Godly parents, but once your children become young adults, they can turn their backs on all the moral principles and Spiritual teaching you have held to as a family. There are times that I judge myself and Kerry on our parenting because of the choices made by our kids--there are things about parenting older kids that no one tells you and there are very few manuals out there for this stage of our life as parents!
I have also felt judged by friends that were fellow home-schoolers, when I went back to work and had to put my kids in public school. Our church has a large community of home-schoolers and I love them, but some of them tend to bit rabid about their choice of schooling being the best and should be really be the only choice for Christians.
**Are you now free from that judgment, and how did you get free if you are?
I don't know if I am free all the time. I think it is a process and there are times that it hurts. One thing I have grown to realize through it all is that I need to pray for my children. Only the Holy Spirit can bring them around back to Him. As far as my home-school friends go, I try to just smile and continue to be friendly. The problem really isn't me. I am doing what I feel the Lord has directed me to do and what he wants for my family.
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