The Question of the Month is a bloghop that occurs the first Monday of each month and it is hosted by Michael G D'Agostino from A Life Examined. Here is the question for March:
“Have you ever met an idol/influence/someone you really admire? How did it go?”
Over the years, I’ve admired various people, known and unknown, for their traits and abilities. I looked up to my cousin when I was a kid and thought she was the coolest person I knew. She was on a swim team and had a huge Cabbage Patch collection and I wanted to be just like her. I’ve had my share of celebrity crushes as well. There are still a few celebrities I would love to get to have a conversation with, including Benedict Cumberbatch, David Tennant, or Johnny Depp. Of course, if I actually met them, instead of acting suave and conversing quietly, I would probably say something like “Oh wow! It’s you! You’re here! Please, will you take a picture with me, please?!”
|The Graham Norton Show in London. Matt Crossick/PA Images/Startraksphoto.com|
Lately, though, I have been a little more down-to-earth with the people I admire. I highly esteem missionaries and people who maintain a strong faith in the midst of trying circumstances. I enjoyed attending a single ladies’ retreat my second time last July and I met a lot of interesting women of all ages who are single, like myself. The two women who put the event together, Mirren and Taryn, are so courteous and kind. I met them a few years ago. They are sisters in their late 30s and never married, and they are actively serving God in their father’s ministry and through women’s ministries, like those retreats. And they both do it all with smiles on their faces. Their great attitude is contagious and they show characteristics that I feel I need more of in my own life. I’m glad I met them and I have enjoyed the handful of times I’ve been able to talk with them.