Saturday, March 8, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

My friend On Fire tagged me for a fun meme. At least, it started out fun. By the last question, I was choking back the tears. But thank you, Fire! It was a great exercise and forced me to think a little. And reminisce a lot!

“What If” Meme

What if I could meet someone in the art world to chat with?

Well, I don’t really know the names of anyone in the current art world, so I will go historical on you. I’d love to meet Michelangelo in person. His attention to detail, his mastery, persistence and his obvious passion for his art are very inspiring to me.

What if I could have one wish granted for the benefit of all mankind?

Since world-wide salvation was already mentioned, I would wish for every child to have a safe, loving home with parents who provide for them and nurture them into caring and loving adults.

What if I could travel anywhere in the world?

This is a no-brainer! I’d jet off to China to pick up my beautiful daughter. But that’s not really a “what if” cuz I AM GONNA DO THAT! Hopefully sooner than later. So then, I’d travel to Ireland with The Boss for a couple weeks of exploring my native homeland :) and visiting the quaint Bed & Breakfasts of the Irish countryside.

What if I could live in a period other than the present, for 24 hours?

Send me back to the colonies! I’d love to marinate for 24 hours in the post-Revolutionary War era, listening to the stories of the colonists. What dreams they must have held, to brave the ocean passage, to leave behind all that was familiar and then to go to war for those dreams. And the textiles? I love the linens and the quilts and the fabrics of that time.

What if I could make over three areas of my body?

I’d go back to my pre-baby body, with a trimmer tummy, hips and butt. And I’d tell myself that THAT was not fat! That was healthy and that was normal! I’d also make over my “I hate exercise and healthy eating” genes.

What if I could become an animal for 24 hours?

I think I’d like to be my diva kitty, Maggie. Every night she curls up into The Boss’s lap, purrs and stretches and enjoys at least one t.v. show’s worth of his petting. :)

What if I could bring someone back to life for 24 hours?

I’d bring back my Grandpa Sam, Grandpa Ed and Grandma Gert. I’d hug them again, smell their unique scents deeply, and listen to their stories again and again, in their voices. I’d get Gram to make me her coconut macaroons. I’d introduce them to my amazing kids. And Grandpa Ed to The Boss. I’d thank them for the part they have played in making me the woman I am today. And for the wonderful things they have left behind, little things I see in me and my siblings and now in my kids. And I’d beg them to stay a little bit longer.

So, now I tag my friend over at God's Grace in Practice, my sister-in-law at Life and Lessons, and the proud new mama from The Five Of Us to jump in on the fun. Tag, you are it and you have to pass it on when you are done :)

By the way The Five Of Us has some great new pics posted
of their daughter who is waiting for them in China.
And stay tuned, I'm going to be introducing you all
to a couple other new moms-to-be
who are traveling SOON to hold their baby girls
in their arms for forever!


Becki said...

I couldn't stand the wait to get our daughter, but looking back I wouldn't have change any season, even the waiting. We have a child, that perfectly molds our family. Can't wait to hear when you can go to China.

NaNa's Nonsense said...

I am new to blogging and I am only starting this because of our Youth Pastor. As a Youth Leader in our church, he is encouraging all of us to post blogs to attach to our soon to be website for our teens to read about our live and thoughts as we as adults grow as Christians. His wife just taught me how to click on my interest in my blog and it pulls up other people with the same interest so I clicked on Karen Kingsbury and I think there were 504 people attached to her name but your information caught my attention. My husband and I are raising two teenage sons, we are completely devoted to our church, listen to christian music, and we too are currently convicted abouted foster children. We have gone through therapuetic adoption courses and we lack one set of classes and home inspection before we are certified. We feel like maybe we should start with respet care, weekend relief for foster parents and then when are kids are in college maybe going full time. I work in a high school and my husband is a Fire Fighter and we both feel so strongly that we are not through raising kids and we know the need for good christian homes is so great. Our Pastor is a foster parent. I know your interest is in international adoption but it is about loving children with a home and to me that is all the same. May God bless you in your endeavors!

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Oh No!!! This is the hard meme! I will try my best though.

Thanks for the tag:O)

On Fire For Jesus said...

You did a great job answering those questions!! And I agree with Heidi, it was a bit of a hard meme. Thanks for playing along!!!

Livin' Life said...

I love your answers. It just gives me even a greater appreciation for your heart. You are an awesome woman of God!!!

Carol said...

I miss your food posts!!! I'm looking for something different than the same old thing!! Any suggestions.............