24 June 2016

Friendly Fill-Ins



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Here are this week's statements with the blanks:

WEEK 7: June 24, 2016…

1. My feelings get hurt when ________________________________.

2. I am excited about ______________________________________.

3. _____ first, then _____.

4. One time, I _____, that’s why _____.


Here are my answers:

1. My feelings get hurt when I am compared to others and come up "less" My feelings are hurt when I am shown that I have no value and am just in the way. They are often hurt by people that don't realize that I know I am lacking in the height department. It is like they think I am too stupid to have noticed that I stopped growing in 4th grade. Really, folks, those of us that are short already know it. We don't need or want you to point it out like we are somehow inferior to you. No matter how "baby talk" you make your voice when you tell me that I am "sooo short", it is not cute nor is it funny to me. I may smile, or even giggle a little, but I assure you, I do not think it is funny in the least. What is on my mind at that time is hoping that you will get out of my air and visual space so that I don't end up smacking you.



2. I am excited about the recent upswing of activity and comments on our blogs and hope that they continue to grow and bring in new friends.

3. Make a plan first, then stick to it. Another thought is have a goal first, then follow through until you achieve it. However, sometimes flying by the seat of one's pants works!

4. One time, I was driving home and the passenger side of my car was hit by a man that ran a stop sign; that's why I am jumpy when cars approach intersections from the right, especially those that don't appear to be stopping.


Please be sure to hop over and visit David's Friday Fill-Ins post at Random Thoughts and Observations. Thank you!

14 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed your thoughtful answers. I agree with #1 regarding feelings. You worded that very well. Making a plan is so important, and sticking with it is critical. I am doing that and hope to succeed! I am glad it was not worse for you when your car was hit. My husband is a trucker. I worry constantly. *sigh* Thanks for joining in for Friendly Fill-Ins! Hug! Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

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    1. Thank you, Annie. I appreciate that.:)

      Best wishes to you in sticking to your plans. It seems no matter what plans David and I make, something comes along to knock us off course. It mostly leaves me confused and frustrated, not knowing which way to turn. I hope that you don't meet with any obstacles, and definitely not major ones, while implementing your plans.

      I understand your concern about your husband's safety on the road. My daddy was a trucker for awhile when I was a little girl. He got snow-bound in Oklahoma for six weeks once, missing Christmas with us. We have quite a few friends around here that are truckers, too. I hope that your husband will always be safe out there. {{{Hugs}}} Is he an independent trucker? My daddy worked for someone else, but our friends here all own their own trucking businesses.

      The car accident could have been so much worse, but Heavenly Father protected us that day. I will make a separate post giving more detail on this accident soon.

      Have a blessed week.

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  2. Enjoyed all your answers, but I don't know why vertically challenged people are considered inferior and/or lacking intelligence.

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne. I don't know why people think that either, but they apparently do, otherwise they wouldn't feel the need to remind us of something that we already know. David usually has a good comeback for people that say things to our kids about their height. Our kids take after me, though all of them are taller than me. David is 6'3" and I am less than 5' tall. The last time our daughter measured me, she measured 4'9", so I am getting shorter apparently. I spent most of my life from 4th grade on at 4'10".

      While it used to make me cry, it makes me mad more than anything these days. It is apparent they weren't raised with any manners or taught to think before they speak.

      Thank you and have a blessed week.

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    2. Yep, all our children are travel-sized for our convenience. One day at church, our oldest boy, Jared and I were walking together. The difference in our sizes (I am 6' 3" and he is about 5' 3") causes people to notice his height more than when he is not near me. This woman walked up to Jared and said, "You are short."

      I responded, "Short? He is twice as tall as I was when I was half his height." The woman did not realize what I actually said and she said, "Really? I guess he will be tall one day, too."

      It seems sad that people see vertically challenged as a negative. I see it as "Good things come in small packages."

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    3. David, that woman just doesn't realize what she dodged saying this to Jared around you instead of me. She and Mr. Smith would have had notes to compare, that's for sure!

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  3. You have my sympathy on the height, as i stopped growing at age 12 and am barely 5 feet. People associate short with child-like, i think, and it is dumb for them to do that.

    Car accidents are very scary, i'm glad you were not hurt in that one.

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    1. I am sorry for any teasing that you've had to endure because of your height, too. People can be so very rude. I agree that it is dumb for them to think of us like children just because we aren't tall. It seems that some don't even think that we're human.

      Thank you. I was injured and still have rib pain from it all these years later, but it could have been much worse. More importantly, our baby girl was fine physically. But, if I am remembering correctly, it was hard to get her into her car seat for a little while after the accident. Thankfully, she has no recollection of the accident at this point.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I enjoyed your answers. I have Mark Will's cd with that song, I had forgotten all about it. People can be very cruel. I am glad your blog is getting more readers too. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I think that we have that CD around here somewhere. This is my favorite of his songs.

      Thank you. It is thanks to folks like you, Annie, and Joyce (Wednesday Hodgepodge), and those at the A to Z Challenge that readership is up for both David and myself. We appreciate what you all have done for us very much.

      Have a great weekend!

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  5. I enjoyed reading your answers. Growing up, I was short until later in my teen years and some seemed to have a prejudice even towards a kid. Anyway, I like the above "Good things come in small packages." :) I can definitely understand being jumpy at stop signs. That's scary!

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    1. Thank you. It doesn't seem to matter to some people that it is a child they are wounding with their words. It was hard enough to take the teasing from other kids, but from adults it was just too much. Especially when some of those adults were relatives that supposedly loved me.

      David (my husband) has said, "Good things come in small packages" to me off and on over the years. The first person to say it to me was one of my teachers in high school, Mr. Stokes. He knew how the other kids teased me about my height and how it was affecting my self-esteem. He was a great encourager.

      Yes, it is scary. At this point, almost 24 years after that accident, I think that I am just going to be jumpy at intersections for forever, especially cars approaching on the right side. Here is the link to a more detailed post about the accident:
      http://ps-annie.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-stop-sign-accident.html

      Have a great weekend!

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  6. Great post! I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne. I hope that you have a great weekend, too!

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