I have been nominated for the Liebster Award and I owe a very special thank you to Shonessa! I have been blogging for a few months and didn’t know this award existed so it was very exciting to be nominated.
These are the rules to follow after reception of this award:
These are the eleven questions I was given:
What is your best childhood memory?
What do you feel most proud of?
What is your favourite music?
What is your dream place and why?
What teacher in school made the most impact on you and why?
How do you spend your free time?
What are your top three favourite books and why?
What is your biggest fear?
What is your strongest personal quality?
If you could witness any event of past, present or future, what would it be?
What does a perfect day look like to you?
My best childhood memory is collecting pollywogs with my brothers.
I am most proud of raising my son, despite the hardships of being raised in all the wrong ways, he somehow became the well-educated, caring and all around incredible man he is.
My favourite music is old time Country & Western. I love to go to my playlist on iTunes as I work or relax.
My dream place has always been Australia. For some reason I cannot fully explain, I would love to see these creatures in their natural environment. It is a mother thing and I love how finally these newest generations reinvented the baby carriers.
John Naccarato is the teacher who made the most impact on me. Prior to becoming his student I’d received very little elementary schooling. Not comprehend most of what was expected of a child my age the school system was set to send me to Glengarda. Glengarda was a facility for children with mental handicaps. John Naccarato had found me lost deeply into a book which normally was read by high school and college level students. He fought the system, demanding I be tested. The tests revealed high was in the superior high range intellectually, I simply had not been properly schooled. I thank him for that.
I spend my free time writing or in my gardens.
My top three favourite books are the Bible, for the many gifts of courage and wisdom I have gleaned from the pages, Love You Forever by Robert Munsch which is a gift from my son in 2003. Love You Forever deeply touches the heart of any parent or child who reads it. The Street Lawyer by John Grisham because, while the book is fiction he paints a very authentic picture of the homeless.
My biggest fear is illness for all obvious reasons.
My strongest personal quality perseverance. My life story examples this.
If I could firsthand witness any event past, present or future it would be the time of the age of the dinosaurs before the cataclysmic events that caused their extinction.
A perfect day looks to me exactly like the start of this day, blue skies, few puffy clouds, many different species of birds chirping and soaring above and the delicious fruit growing on my vines.
Eleven facts about myself are:
I will be 60 soon,
I have very few grey hairs to prove it,
I am the mother of an incredible and loving son,
I am married to an awesome man,
I run a homeless shelter,
I was homeless which gave me the experience to open and operate a homeless shelter,
eve in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit in my own personal system,
I am far from perfect but I try hard to find the real inner person in those who are unkind to me,
I accept that some of those who are unkind to me may not have a real inner person, so I give up on them and give them to God,
I am always dealing with allergies and will soon be tested,