Tuesday, November 20, 2012

30 Things: Questions 6 and 7

Happy Tuesday, dolls!

Today I'll be answering questions 6 and 7 of my 30 Things list. 
{You can find the answers to questions 1-5 here}

Question 6: What is the hardest thing you've ever experienced?

Wow. This is a tough question. I've been through a lot in my life. Please don't think I'm complaining, because compared to many people, my life is picture perfect. But things aren't always as they seem...

There is one particular thing that would most definitely be the hardest thing I've ever experienced, but I'm not ready to talk about that here on this little blog of mine. You'll just have to take my word for it. 

So instead, I'll talk about cancer. Many of you have dealt with cancer... A parent, grandparent, child, friend or even yourself. Cancer is everywhere. And I absolutely hate it.

About a year and a half ago, my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer. He had two small tumors in his right lung. Praise the Lord they caught this very early and the cancer hadn't spread. They were able to remove part of the upper lobe of his right lung. Now, my daddy is cancer free and I am SO THANKFUL for that! The hardest part for me, was watching my daddy, the strongest man I know, be so weak and in so much pain. It completely broke my heart. But I count my blessings daily, because I know that God was watching over him.

Question 7: What is your dream job and why?

I am currently the membership and communications manager for a nonprofit organization. {you can read about my current job here} I do love my job, but I don't think I could go as far as saying it's my dream job. 

There are a several things that I would consider to be a dream for me... 
one. writing for a major magazine has been a dream of mine since high school. 
I've always enjoyed writing and I'm actually good at it.
two. teaching young children (kindergarten or first grade). I've always loved working with kids and some days, I still kick myself for not getting my degree in education. 
three. my absolute dream job is to be a stay at home mom/wife. My mom was home with me when I was little and to this day, I still treasure those times I had at home with her. 
I want that for our future children.

What is your dream job?


Leslie said...

I love the quote in the chalkboard frame. Definitely true! I'm sorry about your dad, but I'm glad that he made it through that.

Amber said...

I can't imagine how hard it was to see your Daddy like that. I'm so happy to hear that he's cancer free now!

I definitely want to be a SAHM when my kids are little. My mom stayed at home until my little sister started kindergarten. We loved it!