I was challenged by Ronda to share 5 things about myself that most people don’t know, so here goes.
1. My brother John, the youngest of six siblings(who happens to be visiting us while he is out here on business)used to irritate the daylights out of me when we were kids. Oftentimes, he would come up to me, sock me in the arm for no reason at all and take off running. One day, I just had enough, so I dropped him on his head. Actually I dropped him on his head several times. Fortunately, this was before either one of us knew God, and since then, we have repented.
2. When I was 9 or 10 there was a little girl who lived down the street from us named Melissa. Sometimes I would play with her, and one day as we were on her front lawn, I took her hands in mine and started swinging her round and round. As I was swinging her, I wondered what would happen if I let go of her hands. Well, I let go, and she went flying across the lawn. The poor kid got the wind knocked out of her, and then she cried real hard. I ran to her and was rocking her and begged her not to tell her mother. I felt horrible, and although at that time, I didn’t have an understanding of sin, I knew right then that I had the capacity to do evil.
3. One year for my birthday, my dad told me he had gotten me a bike from a garage sale, and he was going to paint it any color I wanted. Sky blue was my favorite color, and that is the color I picked for my bike. I was so proud of my bike and so happy that my dad made my bike special by spray painting it.
4. I remember as a kid hearing on the news that some people were predicting that the world was going to end on a certain day in 1969. That night, I was terrified, and it took me a long time to fall asleep. I remember waking up the next morning, feeling so relieved that I was still alive.
5. My husband proposed to me in front of the ladies’ restroom at Apostolic Bible Institute. (Is this what is meant by the term, “hopelessly romantic”? ) Actually, we had quite a nice courtship. I still have a lot of letters that he wrote to me in Bible college. Sometimes we’ll read them and laugh at just how mushy they were. (My daughter read them a few years ago and got a big kick out of them.)