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Part of making new friends is getting to know one another a little better, so today I’m going to answer a few personal questions I’ve received.
What is your greatest fear? I am most afraid of losing my marbles before losing my health. There have been quite a few strokes in my medical family tree and I’m trying to do what I can (diet, exercise – physical and mental, etc.) to prevent it.
Do you get along with your in-law children? My philosophy has always been that once you marry one of my children, I love you as if I’d birthed you myself. I do all I can to support my in-law kids right alongside their spouses without getting into their business. I think that’s the key. And yes – we get along swimmingly.
What is your favorite shelter-in-place activity? We have taken to Sunday afternoon drives and since we are still relatively new to middle Tennessee, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent countrysides – particularly since it’s spring. The blossoming trees and the explosions of green everywhere have really served to boost our spirits.
What is your best marriage advice in 10 words or less? I can do it in two! Be quiet. It’s served me better than anything else in my 45 years of marriage. Don’t (over)react – be quiet. When tempted to respond in anger, be quiet. When feeling the need to win, be quiet. A tempered, reasoned response will always be better received than an emotional one.
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Every time I think of you—and I think of you often!—I thank God for your lives of free and open access to God, given by Jesus. There’s no end to what has happened in you—it’s beyond speech, beyond knowledge. The evidence of Christ has been clearly verified in your lives. — I Corinthians 1:4
Oh I loved the be quiet advice. I have found it very helpful too over 40 years of marriage. Of course I very often don’t practice it.ha!! It was a good reminder for me. Love Margo
Oh Mrs. Carol…if I could just remember to be quiet! It’s so hard, but definitely a great reminder! Thank you!