2. Most people would never guess that my measurable work ethic began at 9 years of age on both our family farms, where Daddy taught me how to work like a man so as not to become a desperate woman. He said, “...desperate women starve their souls and forfeit their lives...”
3. When facing a fork in life’s road, I generally raise my hands toward heaven and say, “Really?” because laughter and humor are good medicine, and primes my heart to listen to the next instruction. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it!!!
4. Best book I’ve read (re-read) this year is “Facing Your Giants” by Max Lucado. They won’t just go away...we have to be like David. Giants only seem to have power...they’re not in control.
5. The best job I ever had as a kid was helping my mother help the elderly and disabled get things accomplished in their homes. Can you imagine a little girl with pigtails, bangs and lots of freckles, being excited about removing wall paper, priming the walls, and reapplying new wallpaper? SMH.
6. My favorite pet was my son Marty’s dog Ebony, a black lab. He could open gates and make me all mushy. I still miss him.
7. When I have ten minutes to myself, I read something that will replenish me, then I sing like I’m getting the royalty checks.
8. When I close my eyes at night, the first thought that generally comes to me is...did I make the day about me or someone else?
9. My life would not be complete if it were not for favor...and no, it isn’t fair.
10. No one (on earth) is more important to me than my family.