Saturday, November 22, 2008

What Makes My Family Unique?? Oh, the List is Long

Every week this great site, Heart of the Matter, I stumbled upon has a meme and so I thought for a Saturday and all-I-am-doing-is-cleaning-out-closets-and-you-would-not-be-interested-in-that we would participate in the meme, ya know, for a post with a point. Aren't I nice?

1. We are inter-racial family. I could stop right here, that's almost more uniqueness than one post can handle, but I won't. Trying to give our children the best from both cultures.

2. Hubs is Jamacian. He likes hot, very hot food. He likes to think he's a gourmet chef. He's an excellent cook, just a messy one. He's also an artist. Need I say more about that? I didn't think so.

3. We had a special needs child, Nathaniel, and he passed away at age 3. Grief and I are well acquainted. But so is God and I.

4. Hubs is the Associate Pastor of the church we attend--that lends itself to all kinds of uniqueness.

5. We watch a lot of documentaries. We also watch a lot of cartoons. There really is no middle ground for us.

6. We don't have a TV. Well we have one that we watch movies on, but it doesn't get any channels. No cable, no satellite. Most people find that to be strange--we think it's normal. In all of our married life we have never had one. We are okay with that, we don't feel we are missing out.

7. I love nonfiction books. Even as a child I would head straight for the nonfiction section of the library. I guess that works well with the whole documentary thing huh? I guess we are knowledge hounds.

8. We don't have any pets. Hubs and I have no desire for animals to live amongst us.

9. We grow fresh herbs. Yum!!

10. We cloth diaper our youngest son. I love it, wish I had done it with the other 3.

I think that's enough interesting info for one post, don't you?

I hope you all have a blessed and joy-filled weekend.

I leave you with this Thanksgiving wisdom from Maxine:

Keep laughing, it's like medicine for your soul!


Boy Mom said...

Thanks for the interesting facts. You are a beautiful family, I love to see cultures come together to create oneness.

No TV is great. I grew up with no Tv learned to loooovvee reading.

Mrs Lemon said...

love that Maxine cartoon :) I make great ice cubes :)

Karin Katherine said...

Thanks for participating in the HOTM Meme. I enjoyed learning about your family. I was born in Jamaica!

foreverfoldinglaundry said...

I loved your list - I think you guys are totally interesting! =)

Mainly a midwife said...

While growing up we didn't have a TV until we were in high school. It was great.. I wish I could talk my husband into that now.
LOVE the cartoon.

Karin Katherine said...

Just got your post. I would love it if you added me to your blog roll. Thanks! I'm glad something I shared is useful to you. That's what it's all about!