“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” Mark Twain

Copied from Kristen at Exemplify - "I, Joanne"

If you wanna see her version, go here.

I AM ...very eager for the kids to go back to school tomorrow.

I WANT... a self-cleaning house.

I HAVE ... two fun kids and an amazingly wonderful husband.

I WISH I COULD ... give my husband his eyesight back.

I HATE ... Dr. Pepper.

I FEAR ... messing up.

I HEAR ... the dryer running, and "Dragon Tales." (but not when my fingers are in my ears!)

I SEARCH ... for more of Him.

I DON'T THINK ... I am as organized or disciplined as others say I am.

I REGRET ... straying.

I LOVE ... God's grace.

I ACHE FOR ... quiet.

I ALWAYS CRY ... when I read Isaiah 53.

I AM NOT ... as self-assured (or God-assured, for that matter) as I wish I were.

I DANCE ... with my kids, and they love it (and it'll have to do. Marc doesn't think much of dancing.)

I SING ... a lot -- at least daily.

I NEVER ... had even the smallest desire to smoke (nor did I try it even once).

I RARELY ... am doing just one thing at a time

I CRIED WHEN I WATCHED ... my husband lie in his hospital bed five years ago after his first brain surgery.

I AM NOT ALWAYS ... good at remembering to eat.

I HATE THAT ... there is so much evil in the world.

I'M CONFUSED ABOUT ... how Jews can read Isaiah 53 and NOT get it.

I NEED ... to get my kids' backpacks ready for tomorrow.

I SHOULD ... go fold the load of laundry that just finished in the dryer.


  1. I love this little blog "get to know you" game!

    So glad you played along.

    Hope the laundry ended up folding itself somehow! : )

  2. Thanks for giving us a taste of your life. Like you, I am always eager for my kids to go back to school. Anyday...everyday! I, too, wish for your husband's eyesight. Not sure I have the full story there, but I think it to be a deep, longing within you. It touches my heart too.


  3. This is awesome, Jo! And yes, you ARE as organized as others think you are! ;)

  4. I see we are both in Kathie's new book!! Yay!

  5. Great post, Joanne! Love it.


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