Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Lighter Side of Me

So, my last two posts have been pretty heavy. I don't know what came over me! I have decided today that my post will be light-hearted. Now I just have to figure out how to do that. Hmmm. I guess I will just tell you more about myself.

I am the youngest of 5 children (1 boy and 4 girls) and I grew up on a farm in southeast Nebraska. Not a cool farm with all sorts of animals to tend to, just fields of wheat, soybeans and milo. I was very shy as a child. My older siblings spoke for me...why would I need to talk?

My first day at Kindergarten Round-up was the first time I had ever been without a parent or a sibling. I was traumatized to say the least! I remember just sitting and crying the entire morning! The boy I was sitting next too (I still remember his name: Brad Garrison!) kept asking me if I wanted to color. What a sweetheart. (On another random note, I walked with him in my graduation processional...that's a rural community for you!)

I was raised in a Christian home. I am so thankful to God for that. We didn't have much as far as money or possessions went, but what my parents instilled in me is priceless. Yes, they made mistakes, but they were always striving to live their lives for the Lord....how much better can you get as a parent??

I met my husband when I was 15 at my church youth group. I played hard to get for nearly a year....until he decided to date another girl! (Yes, I remember her name, but will not write it here...ok here is a hint: it starts with a K, ends with an M and has vowel in between!) That got my attention and he broke it off with her after a couple of weeks. Then I was on board!!

We got married when we were both 19, after my freshman year at UNL. He had graduated from SCC Milford about 6 months before the wedding. After that, he worked full-time while I finished up my bachelor's degree.

More to come tomorrow!


  1. Donna, thanks for stopping by at my blog! I'm following you now too. We have a soy bean farm across from our house (literally right across the street). :)

    Nice to meet you!

  2. Thanks Kristy! I am new to this!! I need all the friends I can get!!