Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thank you to my friend Mary who awarded me the "Honesty Award". Here are my "honest" answers!

Here's how the award works:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link to their blog.
2. Share 10 honest things about yourself.
3. Present this award to 7 other whose blogs you find brilliant in design or content.
4. Tell those 7 people they have been awarded.

10 honest factoids:

1. I never *ever* wanted to be a mom. I was totally ok with the fact that my career would be my baby. I was never one of those women who says "I want 'x' amount of children" ~ I always said "I don't want kids". Cut to now, I am a stay at home mom of the most beautiful baby in the entire world, Amelia, 11 months. Honestly, I wouldn't care if I never went back to work and stayed home with Amelia until she goes to college : ) I want more kids, too.

2. I feel guilty that Amelia has a congenital heart defect and blame myself for it. Since I was the one that "grew" her, it had to do with something I did wrong. I don't know if I will ever not feel guilty as her life will never be "normal". She will think it is normal (I will do my best to ensure that) but I will always worry and always wonder.

3. I don't like how "Type A" I am and wish I could go with the flow more. I wish I could just let my house be a mess and just chill out more. I battle this every day.

4. When I met John, I always said we were complete opposites ~ in actuality, we could not be more alike. He *IS* my better half. He knows me better than I know myself ~ cliche, but true. It's scary sometimes how alike we are. We ARE that couple that dress alike, even though we didn't intend to.

5. I am angry that I never knew my dad's mom and that all of my grandparents passed away by the time they were 75. I did not have my grandparents at the two most importants days of my life ~ our wedding and the birth of our daughter. I wish Amelia would have been able to know her great-grandparents. They were awesome and I have the best memories of them.

6. I LIKE living on the East Side of Michigan, although I wish my family was here. My parents would love if we moved back to the Grand Rapids area, but we've established our family here and have a life here. Some day I would love to move back to the West Side, but right now I am happy.

7. I like to debate, but some times don't know what the heck I am talking about.

8. I wish I was smarter. People say "oh, you're so smart" but the truth is, I'm just "normal". I try to read a lot and become more learned, but I get distracted : )

9. I miss high school and college every single day. If I could repeat them both, I would, in a heartbeat. I get sad every year around Back to School time.

10. I am extremely jealous. I always want what everyone else has, even though I am SO blessed and I know it. Must be the Scorpio in me.

Unfortunately I don't have any bloggers to award because I don't have any Blogger friends other than Mary!!


kelly manz said...

i will be your blogger friend! LOL! our lives and daughters are kinda parallel - my Chloe was born 11/4/08 and had her open heart on March 17, 2009. Pretty close dates, huh?
Love your ten factoids! I have always been Type A and still am to this day. I used to be jealous also...but thats gone away now. When I feel it trying to creep back in, I knock it out!

kelly manz said...

by the way, its really hrd to post a comment on your blog. like the word verification screen doesnt show up automatically. so people may think they are leaving you comments but you have to scroll all the way down to notice it. then when they leave, they didnt do the word verification so their comment is never posted.

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