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I've Been Tagged

I've been tagged! I had to look it up because at first I didn't know what it was. But Debra from Clothed With Scarlet tagged me. So now I must compile a list of 15 things I'm not afraid to admit.

Well, here goes:
  1. I grew up in Lindenhurst which is on Long Island in New York.
  2. I introduced the rock star Pat Benatar to her previous husband Dennis Benatar on a class trip to see "2001: A Space Odessy".
  3. I was always sick as a young child because I was born with a congenital heart defect that wasn't corrected until I was 7 years old.
  4. I had to go through the clinic system at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, NY for ten years after my surgery because my family couldn't afford the private health insurance at that time. (We waited all day for one appointment to see the cardiologist or surgeon.)
  5. My favorite sandwich as a child was American cheese on plain white bread (no butter or mayo).
  6. I won four pens at Dale Carnegie when I took their public speaking class (even though my hands were shaking).
  7. I was Captain of the Twirlers for three years at my high school.
  8. I was the valedictorian of my grade school but I didn't do as well in high school because I was more interested in socializing.
  9. I love to spend time with people but need equal time alone.
  10. I'm 100% Norwegian and proud of it.
  11. My husband Greg is a serial entrepreneur.
  12. I always dreamed of having children but was unable to have them.
  13. I was interviewed for a local newspaper article about infertility because the reporter said I was the only respondent who was at peace despite my infertility.
  14. I love my nieces and nephews and have a blast being an aunt.
  15. I've been a Christian for many years but only began to seriously grow in my faith since 1994.

I guess now I'm supposed to tag someone else. I tag:

Kate from Just Another Day in Paradise
L-Jay from My Little Norway

Debbie Petras
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  1. Thanks for your very open and warm sharing--you definitely win the I "Heart" blogging choice, if it were up to me.

  2. Thanks Debbie - it was fun to participate ;)!

    It's good to know you a little more too!

  3. Debbie,

    Loved your list! And I have to say the more I know you, the more I love ya!

    Blessings to you, sweet sis!

  4. Debbie,
    I really enjoyed this post!! You are a survivor & thriver. Cool that you received four pens in the D.C. course. Amazing. I will visit the blogs you tagged.

  5. Meg- I am blown away by how God works. I read your comment on Kate's blog about her daughter Chloe. You were able to give her encouragement as you had gone through the same thing. Thank you for taking the time!

  6. What interesting facts about you! I love learning these little things that make up people.

    Have a blessed week!

  7. I was tagged for this meme earlier this week, too. Loved reading your list, Debbie!

  8. What a great list! My husband took Dale Carnegie this past year. I loved hearing him talk about his classes and lessons and practice the speeches.

  9. Debbie, I don't think I knew about the four pens - I guess there is always something new to learn. The "tag" is a great idea, just a way to learn about people.
    Have a great week, I'll be watching for your posts.

  10. Wow, I really enjoyed this post. I loved hearing about your peace with infertility. That really is a rare thing. I have two grown children, but a year ago married a wonderful Christian man with no children. We'd love to have our own, but understand it's unlikely because of my age. In spite of the fact that nearly everyone in my church is working on giant families, God has given us grace to accept probable childlessness. My husband is so kind. He's content with just me and his step-kids.

  11. Pat Benatar....how cool!! Thanks for dropping by our Front Porch and wishing me well during the Breast Cancer 3-Day. The walk was amazing!

  12. Debbie,

    I have something for you at my place ~ come on over when you get a chance!

    Happy Tuesday!

  13. Debbie, I came here to "mmet" you, and I'm so glad I did. I thoroughly enjoy your posts and your info in health. Plus, your posts are just the right length. (I am the worst offender of writing too long to read posts.) Keep up the good work of keeping us informed!


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