Twice a month, a diverse group of married Christian women gather at Chrysalis Cafe for Marriage Monday in order to encourage one another, andlearn from each other. This week it’s all about getting to know one another better. E-Mom has listed some writing prompts (in bold) and here are my responses. If you would like to join in with Marriage Monday, please click here.
I am April Harris, a child of God, wife, mother, housewife, writer, and founder of The 21st Century Housewife.
I want to leave a positive mark on the world, to leave it better than I found it, and to be remembered well.
I have an open mind.
I wish I was more patient, and that my temper was not quite so quick and fiery.
I hate violence in any form. I can’t even watch movies with ‘pretend’ violence.
I miss my parents. I dreaded losing them, but I had no idea how deep the ache of missing them would be every day.
I fear being alone.
I feel content most of the time.
I hear Coldplay playing on the stereo. Their new CD is one of my favourites of the moment.
I smell the good things from my kitchen.
I crave routine, but I secretly love spontaneity.
I search for the good in almost everything, as much as possible.
I wonder what will happen next in God’s plan for our lives.
I regret wasting so much time worrying in the past. Most of the stuff I worried about never happened, and nothing worrying has ever happened without God seeing us through it.
I love God, my husband, our son, my friends and family.
I ache when I see others hurting.
I care too much sometimes.
I always try to see the best in other people, and hope they do the same for me!
I am not patient. It’s something I’m working on and praying about!
I believe in God, and also that all things truly do work together for good.
I dance self consciously.
I sing enthusiastically, but not terribly well.
I cry easily, but often for joy
I don’t always get enough rest.
I fight as rarely as possible, unless it’s a matter of principle. I have a quick temper, but I do just about anything to avoid a fight.
I write with a passion.
I never want to think ‘I wish I had tried’ to reach a particular goal. I would rather fail, and know that I gave it my best shot.
I listen to all kinds of music. I’d hate to miss something beautiful just because it isn’t popular.
I need my family.
I am grateful for all the wonderful blessings in my life.