Sunday, May 31, 2009
Week 18's question was "Who was your best friend in High School/College?" Well, that's two, really. Christine Botts was in High School, and Angela Moore was in college. This page is college.
My journaling says: Dorkas, AKA Angela Moore. She was my very best friend in college. She is also who started the "Dork Club" - Our definition of Dork was anyone who could act crazy and have a great, fun time without the use of drugs or alcohol. She's such an awesome person, and I'm so blessed to call her a friend."
This weeks question was "What was your best teenage moment you remember?" Answer: Conducting the Youth Choir for the Columbia, SC Temple Open House. The Journaling says:
My junior year of high school the Columbia, SC Temple was completed. I was given the amazing opportunity of leading the youth choir to sing at the open house. It is one of my favorite teenage moments. The practices went well, everyone worked hard, and the performance went perfectly. This moment is what made me decide on Music Education as my college major."
Okay, Week 9's question is "What was a moment when you blinked and your whole world changed?" Answer, after my son was born.
My journaling is rather long on this one. Here goes. "Jed was born October 8th, 2004. It had been a long, rough pregnancy, and the delivery was difficult too. When they did the epidural, it was inserted up in stead of down. So I was numb from the chest up. I had natural child birth, and the doctor forgot to numb me locally when she cup my epesiotamy (sp) In the end, I was just glad it was over. I don't remember much of the next three weeks. When they messed up the epidural, they also poked a little too far. This results in spinal headaches afterwards. The pain is worse than migraines. Also, the way the birthing doctor cut me caused me to tear from the other direction later. Daniel, my loving husband, took me to my parents and we stayed there for several weeks. There aren't any pictures, because I was in bed, in pain. The doctors office (I did switch after this!) told me to drink caffine and I'd be fine. Finally, my dad mentioned the pain to a family friend, who is an anesthesiologist. He recognized my symptoms immediately, and scheduled a blood patch to fix the hole in my spinal column. Within an hour of the procedure, the headaches were gone. I will forever be greatful for our friend, Dr. Pryor's help. But I'll never get back my first child's first month. It's like I blinked, and it was gone."
This weeks question was "Who is or some of the story tellers in your family?
My answer: My Mother
My journaling says: "My mom is my favorite story teller. I remember the way sh would tell me stories of my ancestors, and of her parents. And all the stories she would read me. She did all the voices! She read me scripture stories, and taught me to love my scriptures. I love my mom, and am thankful my children can hear her stories.
One of the coolest memories growing up is my mom telling us stories. We went on vacation to the beach in June 07, all my siblings their children, Mom and Dad, and Grandmother Bass. You can imagine, it was loud! Mom gave us all a few minutes of quiet with her story telling. This is one of my favorite "moments" from that trip."
Okay, so I'm VERY behind, but I'm trying to catch up! Week 5's question was "Who's life have you influenced outside of your immediate family? "
Here is what the journaling says:
"My first college room mate was Alexis Morgan. She was the perfect person for me to room with. Later, I went to visit her at her home in Erial, NJ. She told me that when we were room mates, she saw how much joy I got from my faith. and it had inspired her to go back to church. It was the first time anyone had told me something like that. I was so happy for her. This is her (bottom) and us having a snowball fight on another visit."
Thanks for looking!