- I deserve a gold star for _________________ today.
- Right now, I am loving _____________.
- The best advice I’ve ever been given is _________.
- If I had to choose a new first name, it would be _________.
Here are my responses:
I don’t know what I deserve a gold star for today. Maybe for not running away? haha
Right now, I am loving my Jesus and my family and thoughts of pottery making.
The best advice I’ve ever been given is a really more a bit of encouragement than advice. It came from my maternal grandma while I was expecting our first child. She said having a baby wasn’t a day at the beach, but it wasn’t anything to get all worked up over either. I was able to hold onto that thought as I birthed that 8 pound 8 ounce boy into this world. After hearing her birth experience with my mother, though, I don’t know how Grandma held onto that thought! Trust me, you don’t even want to imagine what happened.
If I had to choose a new first name, it would be…well, it wouldn’t exactly be new, but it would be exactly what my daddy wanted me to be named: Suzie Annie. My mama smooshed it together to make it Suzanne. Annie was my daddy’s great-grandma, who played a big part in raising him, and Suzie was her sister. For years, I was glad that my mama intervened, but now, I rather like the name as my daddy wanted it. If I ever do change my name, that is what I will change it to, in honor and memory of my daddy and his foremothers.
Our daughter Maggie has a new blog for her furbaby Martha. You can find it at: Martha’s Daily Mews.
Have a blessed weekend, y’all!
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