I “borrowed” this idea from my friend Joanne. I actually WON something on her site a couple weeks ago. Woohoo! (notice I turned the slips over, in case any of you were about to accuse Nina of knowing how to read and playing favorites)
Jenny, since you won, I’ll answer your question first, even though it’s really hard. What is your earliest memory? I think I’d have to say my baby brother being born. I was 2 years, 11 months old, and I think I remember (unless I’ve just heard the story a ton) visiting him in the hospital and yelling to everyone, “This is my baby brother JOSHUA DANIEL YODER!” And I did NOT want to go back home with Barbara Garber, the lady who was watching me while Mom was in the hospital. If I think about it long enough, I might think of something earlier. I reeeeeeally want to write a book someday about tracing God’s hand through our lives, starting with our earliest memory.
Risha asked, How did you and Gabe meet? Short version = as camp counselors in June of 1996. Slightly longer version = see pages 187-188 of Is That All He Thinks About?
Findlay Girl asked, What is your engagement story? See pages 196-197 of Is That All He Thinks About? I’m sorry for the cop-out, but I don’t want to bore the rest of you, and I don’t have the time to type up a long story.
Great questions, girls!
Holly V. asked, If you had $100 today to spend only on yourself (and not books!), what would you purchase? So not fair. I would probably spend it all on books if I could, but since I can’t…clothes. I really need some, especially for spring. I would save $4 for a treat at Starbuck’s.
Allie asked, Why did you choose Cedarville over Grace? Who was your favorite professor at Cedarville? Grace and Cedarville are obviously not the only 2 colleges in the country, but my dad went to Cedarville and finished up at Grace. My mom to Grace. Josh started at Grace, finished at Cedarville. Bethany started at Cedarville, finished at Grace. Stephanie and I went to Cedarville. Gabe went to Grace, and we lived there for 18 months when we first got married. So, why not Grace? Because I was a nursing major, and Grace didn’t have a nursing program. Oh, the irony. I graduated from Cedarville with a degree in elementary education.
My favorite professor? Dr. Phil Bassett. Dr. Cheryl Fawcett is a close second. I still keep in touch with them from time to time–especially Dr. B. They both hired me to do work for them (writing, editing, grading) while I was in school and saved me from the dish pit at Chuck’s (my worst memory from Cedarville). I love them both dearly.
That’s all for now! Have a great afternoon!