I was tagged by Debbie from Heart Choices. I am often on her blog because it has a different meat- very hearty and very sincere. I loved reading all her stories which are very genuine and had provided me with a different outlook. There’s always a heartfelt camaraderie, a true sense of living in a Christian way on her posts which is very inspiring. I admired her strength and I’m sure her presence is such a great gift to her community. She’s a kind of friend you always want to have :)
So, here’s the rule:
1. I have to link to the person who tagged me and that was Debbie.
2. I have to share 7 things about me that you may not know.
3. I need to tag 7 people in my post and link to them.
4. I need to let them know they've been tagged.
I loved writing ever since I was in grade school. It always starts with “Dear God”. No one in my friends (in grade school) whom I know can relate to my struggles deep within. I started writing to God instead. It was my cheap psychotherapy (sorta). I’m most normal like any other kids my age when I’m at school but I felt like I grew older.
I know a lot about poverty. My Mother had a hard life ever since she was born. I’m her “shock absorber” and she had planted a stronger heart in me. It may sound so bad for her to let me take care of her dreams for her own family but I took it as my inspiration anyway.
I became a Mom as early as 7. I help took care 3 of my younger brothers. I had a great time playing with some other kids but it was always limited or I always get spanked because I was irresponsible at times leaving my baby brothers in the room while I was playing outside the house. I remembered smelling so stinky coz they peed on my shirts (no diapers for them) and I don’t want to change my clothes coz I was into the games so much. And yes, I’m putting them all through college now. My husband would say it’s admirable but I take it as a big sacrifice to break the chain- coming from poor families was a great challenge. I never took any opportunity for granted and not taking advantage on it.
I’m a shy person but gets really talkative once I get comfortable with. I’m picky with friends too. My bad. I felt like there’s no point of the friendship if there’s no common ground or connections at all.
I always love listening to good speeches and reading books hoping I can get a grain of wisdom.
I have dreamed of becoming a nun but was discouraged when a friend told me about her bad experiences in the convent being a novice, “it felt like hell living there where your superiors were shouting at you like devils” she said. I was completely shocked at that but I never judged any congregations- I understand we are all humans. Well, I can still make a lot of things even I’m married.
I’m hoping to sponsor kids to get a degree in college in the coming years. And that’s what I’m hoping to be remembered. I don’t want to have a kid anymore. I felt like I had enough and I don’t want to go back to those times where the baby-sitting and responsibilities were just too overwhelming. But I’m not completely closing doors although deep inside my heart- I’m still not prepared and the thought itself still scare me. There are lots of kids in this world to call my own:)
Now, I'm passing this tag to 7 great bloggers I would like to know more:
Jackie- The Painted Veil
Mel - Random Thoughts
JT Locke- The Frugal Housewife
Sherrose- Life Over the Edge
Willa- FickleMinded- A Life That is Less Ordinary
Duni - Lovely Purses