1. What is your favorite travel destination spot?
Beaches, fun activities, and history are what gets me. My favorite vacation ever was to Kauai, Hawaii for our honeymoon, but the fact that it was my honeymoon probably elevates it to that level. A close second would be to Athens, Greece and the islands.
2. Cats vs. Dogs.
Dogs by far, although I do like cats and wish we could get one. Unfortunately Cleo would probably eat it. But I think I really only like cats that cuddle and have personality like dogs do, and that kind of cat is rare.
3. Do you believe in fate?
No. See question 9.
4. Do you believe in karma?
No again. See question 9.
5. Everyone has a unique laugh. Do you like yours?
I’ve never thought about it before. I think my laugh is fairly normal. I don’t laugh whenever I think something is funny, though. Sometimes I just smile a little and say, “That’s funny.” And I mean it.
6. Is love really all you need?
What everyone really needs is God, whether they realize it or not. His love is all you need. It’s the only thing that brings a true, lasting hope, and what is life without hope?
7. What’s your take on the whole 2012 scare?
Never heard of it. Is that what that one movie is about?
8. If you won a million dollars and had to give it all away, who would you give it to? (Family and friends not included.)
Partly to the organization Compassion, through which we sponsor two children, and partly to the organization Merge Ministries, which is a team of missionaries from our church’s denomination (Evangelical Covenant) who I have done several trips with. Both stand for what I believe in, do excellent work, and put as much of their resources as possible into actually achieving that work.
9. Do you believe in God/religion/the power of prayer?
I consider my primary identity to be a Christian and daughter of God. It’s more important to me than being a wife, a nurse, or any of my other roles. So if you know one thing about me, know that. I won’t say that I believe in “religion,” because what I have isn’t that; it’s a relationship with a living God, and yes I believe that He hears my prayers. I don’t always understand how prayer works or what it does, but it’s the way that I commune with God and it changes me. As for fate and karma, I don’t think they are compatible with God, who is all-powerful and thoroughly good. I believe that He is working out everything according to a perfect plan, and I trust Him implicitly.
10. What New Year’s Resolution do you always make but never keep?
I usually keep my resolutions, and I never make the same one each year. Go me.