5 things you need to know about me, and 5 you don’t. I’ll let you decide which is which
1. I am a Christian, and me and the man upstairs are tight! But, this does not mean that I think I know everything! One of the main reasons I need God in my life is because I know I need help, and I’m not afraid to ask for it. This also does not mean that I am perfect, or think that I am. I cuss sometimes, I went through a wild stage when I was younger, I’m often a little too snarky for my own good, I let my worries or my anger get the best of me, and sometimes I even mentally add people to my kill list, à la Arya Stark. What can I say, I’m a work in progress! And I have to ask God for forgiveness A LOT!!!
Throughout my life it has become more and more apparent to me that I need God, and my faith is a big factor in the way I raise my daughter as well.
2. My daughter is everything to me: she is the number one reason why I left my office job and am now a work-from-home mom. She is also the reason why I bust my butt on a daily basis to make life better for our family. She is my pride and my joy and my perfect little angel, even when she’s giving me a run for my money!
3. My husband is a 5 star chef and a major foodie. He likes to test new recipes out on my daughter and I, and does a lot of the cooking in our house. All of my friends and family are jealous of me because of this.
4. I have an extreme love of Harry Potter and all things Disney. Right now, you’re thinking to yourself that a) we should totally be best friends, or b) that I must be a nerd. Either way, you’re right!
5. I am extremely independent. I have been this way my entire life. Sometimes, this has posed a problem with others, and my husband is no exception. On two separate occasions when we’ve disagreed on something, my husband has tried to tell me that he is the “man of the house” and that I have to do what he says. Both times I laughed in his face and did what I was going to anyways. This made him angry, but he hasn’t tried it again, so at least he learns! I understand that a lot of old school Christians think that a woman should be subservient, but God gave me a powerful, deep-thinking mind and the guts to stick up for myself and I’ve never been ashamed to use either of those gifts, even in my marriage!
6. My husband is many years younger than I am. When I first met him, he lied and said he was a few years older than he was, and I lied and said I was a few years younger, so neither of us knew that we were so far apart until we were already smitten with each other. 🙂 Now that we’ve been married several years, this is something that we don’t even think about, and most people can’t tell by looking at us (thanks Mom & Dad for the good genes!).
7. My mom and step-dad moved away after I finished college and now live on a farm. It’s one of my favorite places to visit, and I ADORE the fact that my daughter gets to grow up riding horses and chasing chickens. My parents are probably the biggest inspiration for my husband and I to live as much of a homesteading lifestyle as we can in the suburbs.
8. I am not much of a people person. This doesn’t mean that I hate everyone and that I’m some crabby old miser, it just means that I get anxious around people I don’t know and am not very good at making small talk with strangers. I am definitely a true introvert, and I much prefer the company of my family where I can be myself and not have to worry.
9. My husband is exactly the opposite of me when it comes to people. He is a huge people person and can literally talk to ANYONE. He’s had longer conversations with some of my distant relatives than I’ve ever had with them throughout my entire life! I guess this really does show that opposites attract!
10. My husband and I are happily married, but that has not always been the case. In the first 3 years of our marriage, we STRUGGLED! Like on the verge of divorce struggled! But, faith and our commitment to each other eventually won out, and though we still have a long way to go, we have made great strides towards our happily ever after.
And here’s a bonus confession for those of you who’ve read this far and are still interested in knowing more! I still sleep with my baby blanket every night. It is a Raggedy Anne quilt that a friend of my mom’s made for me and is my most treasured possession. It is super threadbare and worn now, but I sincerely have a hard time going to sleep without it. Whenever I travel, my blanket goes with me. If I ever see my husband trying to cuddle with it at night, I will literally wrench it away from him because I don’t want my blankie getting boy cooties! Ha! I will share it with my daughter, though, once in awhile, and she loves to snuggle with it because it smells like mommy. 🙂