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Monday, October 19, 2009

3 most influential people in your life?

I am doing a study on the book SHE'S GONNA BLOW by Julie Ann Barnhill (Barnheart?) its about Mom's dealing with anger issues. Anyway I am keeping a journal of the questions with my answers. I was doing my study this a.m. as the kids got ready for school, (harem scarem way to study but it sort of works for me lol) and one question this morning was~

Name 3 people who have carved themselves on your heart of your life and why.

1. JEANNIE DAVIS (a mom of a boy I liked, her foster son. I was 14. She wouldn't let us *date* but she'd let me come to church with her two sons, foster son, various boys who were friends. When the foster son left, I stayed around, she was my *other mother* until I was grown and she moved out of state. She died about 4 yrs ago of breast cancer) Jeannie taught me how to be the mother I wanted to be, selflessness, standards, and she had a servant's heart.

2. MY NANA she's been gone for 12 years now, and I still catch myself mid-thought of things I want to tell/show/share with her. She was my ROCK my whole life. She taught me unconditional love and attention.

3. MISS JO JOHNSON she was the director and teacher at the Christian school I went to my junior year. She passed away hmm more than 6 yrs ago or so of breast cancer. She taught me tough love, how to put God first, and had very high expectations of me and no doubt I would and could meet them.

Ok so I answered these in my journal, paid a little attention to kids (take meds, brush teeth, tie shoes, PE clothes), switched laundry, refilled coffee. Came back sat down and did the next question without much thought to previous question.

It was, what eternal things do you hope to leave with your kids from you?

My answer~ teaching them to put God first, how to be a servant and unconditional love.

THE EXACT THINGS THAT WERE 'CARVED ON MY HEART' from those ladies above!!!!

:)

I love "Godioncidences"

Am I doing a good job? Who knows LOL probably not. But this book puts more emphasis on being a GODLY mom than a GOOD mom, which makes very good sense. Anyway..wanted to share that today!

I'd love to hear about 3 influential people in YOUR life and why!

xoxo melzie

1 comment:

LauraJ said...

I love it!! Thank you so much for sharing! I will do mine sometime this week. This is very special!