I have been asked to answer some questions by JanJanMom at the All in a Day's Work blog. And by asked, I mean that I asked her to ask me.
Don't judge. It's all in the name of blogging fun.
Before I share with you the questions and answers though, you have to read what she said about me first.
She said: Amy-I'm a honey (this is what I thought your blog site meant for an embarrassingly long time).
Well, even though Shannon thinks that I am a honey (thank goodness), it's really just A-for Amy, followed by Mahoney- my last name. And JanJanMom, don't feel embarrassed at all. My best bloggy buddy, Shelly, thought the same thing about me.;)
Okay, now for the questions and answers. Here we go.
1. What is the most challenging thing about a long recovery?
Aside from not always looking my personal best.......
I would have to say that the hardest thing for me, personally, has been the feeling of uselessness. It is very difficult to need so much help around the house. I am still not used to it. And I feel very badly about all of the added responsibility and pressure that my long recovery has put on Shannon. He has handled it with so much grace and compassion though, that I have been blessed beyond belief to see him shine through this whole experience. So for that reason alone, I would not change one thing that we have been through. God has used this trial to bring us even closer together, and for that, I am truly thankful.
2. What is the best Christmas gift you ever gave?
The best gift that I have ever given anybody would have to be the ring that I gave Shannon for Christmas several years ago. I gave it to him when we were both still healing from some difficult times in our marriage. (I wrote a little about that time here.)
Anyway, the ring has the Bible verse Song of Solomon 6:3 on it. "I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine."
During that time I was still unable to "show" Shannon how I felt all of the time, so I gave him the ring as a "physical" and "visual" reminder of my love for him.
The verse has even a little more special meaning to us personally, because my name, Amy, means "beloved."
Shannon was so moved by the gift, that when he opened it up that Christmas morning, his eyes filled up with tears. It meant (and still means) so much to him.
Last year we found the exact same ring for me, so now we have a matching set.
Please just excuse our winter dry skin. Sigh.
3. What do you say to a grieving family at funeral home visitation?
Not very long ago, I had to go through this very thing with a family that I dearly love. The only thing that I could do was hug each member of the family and tell them how sorry I was for their loss, and that I loved them.
4. Tell about the best way you have found to keep "smart alec backtalk" from your children out of your life.
5. If a group of 20 people were coming to your house for dinner, what would you make to feed them?
The first thing that I would do is tell Shannon to take his shirt off and fire up the grill. ;)
Seriously, just feel free to completely ignore me.
Shannon and I would probably cook up a bunch of chicken, hamburgers, and hot dogs and serve some french fries or chips and dip too. For dessert we would have a lot of chocolate chip cookies and maybe some chocolate pudding pies.
We would most definitely break out our finest paper plates and Solo cups (with a Sharpie to write our names with) too. We are very classy that way. ;)
Well, folks, that is all of my blogging nonsense for today. If you would like to be interviewed by JanJanMom or me, leave a message in my comments section, and JanJanMom or I will come up with some kind of nonsense to ask you about.;)