A short while ago, I met a church member at a coffee house to sit and chit chat. I see her every Sunday and we’re Facebook “friends” but had never had a real conversation. So, I invited her to “coffee.” And, by “coffee” I mean vanilla bean cream fraps. I’m asking the usual questions What do you do? What do you do for fun? Where are you from? when out of the blue she asks So, what’s your salvation story? Huh? What? Um…
It reminded me of Alexandra Frazen’s 100 Questions to Inspire Rapid Self-Discovery & Understanding. People are so much more than their occupation, relationship status, and the town they grew up in. And, if we asked these questions around the table, I think we’d all get to know, really know, each other a little bit better.
So, I’m going to post & answer one or more questions per week. Answer the question for yourself in the comments. Or, you could type your answer as a blog post. Just be sure to link-up with me so we can all read your answer.
So, are you ready to learn more about me than you ever wanted to know?!! This should be fun!
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
Two come to mind.
One Christmas season I was driving home with my daughter, brother, and nephew. Christmas is my favorite holiday. It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year! When I was younger, my grandma always took me and my siblings to look at the lights. We’d ooh and aah in the backseat. My daughter was about to turn 2 years old and this was the first Christmas she was old enough to join in the ooh-ing and aah-ing. So, whenever we’d see a neighborhood with a lot of lights and decorations, I’d pull in and drive up and down the streets pointing out star, snowman, and reindeer. And, oohing and aahing with her, of course!
We’re heading home when my nephew says, “Aunt Brandi, you’re a good momma.” “Why do you say that?” I asked. “Because you took the time to take Arden to look at all the lights.” Taking your child to see Christmas lights isn’t really a huge thing, I don’t suppose. I mean, parents do that every year, right? But, somehow, in that car, on that cold, winter night it meant a great deal to all of us.
My 2nd answer…
I was working as a pharmacy technician at CVS and there were lots of issues with a lady’s prescription. I don’t remember all the details, but let’s just say her daughter drove her through the drive thru at least 5 times as we worked and worked on getting her medication ready. I’d guess there were probably insurance issues or something outside of our hands. I felt horrible as they would pull up to the window for the 2nd and 3rd and 4th time and I’d have to say, “We’re still working on it. I’m so sorry. Please pull over to the side.” And, about the 4th time, the daughter looks at me and says, “You’re a Christian, aren’t you?” I did that thing where you open your mouth and nothing comes out. And, finally I said, “Yes. Yes, I am.” And, she said, “I can tell. You’ve been so helpful and so kind…” and she goes on about the customer service they had received that day. And, there I was dreading seeing their car in the drive thru because it was taking so long. But, even though they were inconvenienced, they saw that I was really doing my best to help them. Needless to say, I felt pretty awesome for the rest of the day.
I can’t wait to read your response in the comments!