Monday, February 4, 2008

More 100 things!

So this is the last of the (interesting) things about my life! I hope they have brought you insight into who I am, or how I got to be how I am! Thanks for coming by!
My life begins anew!
58. In March of 1994 I told God that if I’m single for the rest of my life or single until I’m 50 he’s picking the next one!
59. I met Steve in April of 1994.
60. An old friend called me after her divorce (this happened often, friends calling after divorces) and asked if I wanted to do dinner.
61. Then she invited me to her singles group at her church.
62 She pointed out Steve and said she’d like to set me up with him. I politely declined.
63 Another time we went out with the group M was late so I sat by Steve and his friend M.
64 After the movie we all went out to eat. I sat next to Steve and M sat next to M.
65 Steve and I started dating in June.
66 I knew when I loved him and one reason why is: are you ready? He loved his dog and his family!
67 We went to California in December to see Steve’s brother & his family.
68 We talked about merging our stuff, but not marriage. (Not that we were moving intogether, no, no, no! Just we didn’t talk about it. I was in no hurry! Can you believe it!
69 He proposed on March 4th, 1995 on his living room couch.
70 We went to Cygnus, (a fancy restaurant the next night).
71 We were married on July 22, 1995.
72 Steve got a kidney stone on our wedding night and we ended up at the hospital.
73 Our honeymoon was supposed to be to the Smokey’s.
74 We went north instead to Mackinaw City.
75 We went on a cruise 6 months later.
76 I was pregnant for Jeremiah at the time!
77 We were living in Wyoming, MI
78 Jeremiah was born September 30, 1996
79 I quit working after Jeremiah was born.
80 Our family took a trip to Washington State to visit Steve’s brother H and his family (Beautiful State)
81 We miscarried a baby in early 1998.
82 We moved to Atown, MI in June 1998.
83 I got pregnant for Bekah in July of 1998.
84 We started attending 1st Reformed of Allendale in August 1998.
85 My faith has grown in leaps and bounds since then.
86 Bekah was born April 13th 1999.
87 My sister Darlene died of Lupus October 19, 2002

88 I am a perfectionist, which makes parenting a God thing always!
89 One of my key sayings is “I am being a willow, not an Oak! Can you tell I have issue there too!
90 I think I’m a little OCD
91 I have issues with food and weight. I love food, and weight seems to find me!
92 I tend to be very hard on myself and hard on others!
93 I am the Director of Children’s Ministries at our church. This is very much out of my comfort zone, and God has me here for a purpose.
94 I love the Lord more and more each day!
95 I want to know His word and be able to speak it boldly for His kingdom!
96 God has blessed me with a wonderful Husband and Kids.
97 We love to camp!
98 I love the U.P.
99 I love stones from the shores of Lake Superior!
100 I am becoming addicted to blogging!


Melissa said...

That was fun to read those 100 things. Even though I've known you since 1998, I learned a lot about you! Thanks for sharing! :)

Nate and Brenda said...

These were so much fun to read. I love knowing a little bit more about you!

I am curious about one thing though?

It says this:
59. I met Steve in April of 2004

And then it says this:
71 We were married on July 22, 1995

did you get married before you met Steve?! LOL

Mari said...

I've enjoyed your 100 things - some I knew, others were new! Congrats on 100 posts!
PS - thanks for the prayers!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Hey Brenda, thanks fo noticing my error. I met Steve in 1994, not 2004! TEE HEE! For those joining later, I've corrected my silly error!

Nise' said...

Thanks for sharing your 100 things with us.

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

That was great- there were quite a few things I didn't know.
So glad you're blogging!

Anonymous said...

Just a hello from another Michigan blogger who probably lives not to far around the corner from you.

Your list was very fun to read and interesting.

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

I love reading things like this and getting to know you...

I know it's still fresh losing my dad, but I can't imagine losing my sister.... bless you...

great stuff you have shared..