Thursday, April 17, 2008

Let's Play a Game.....Tag, you're it!

I promise to write about the lecture and how it went yesterday but first I have some business to attend to regarding a tag I received this week:

I LOVE playing games! Board games, Bunco, name it, I LOVE it! So, when I got tagged by Jenelle at Life in the Woods I was very excited to play a game on my blog!

I am supposed to write 7 Random Facts about myself and then tag 7 more people at the end of my post. So here we go......

1) I have always known I wanted to be a mom. When I was a little girl I wanted 14 children and I can still recite all of their names to this day (although my children don't have any of those names). When I would play the game LIFE I would try to overfill my little car with "children pegs" (this goes to show~be careful what you wish for! HA!).

2) During the birth of my first baby my uterus inverted and came out. I lost so much blood that I nearly died and only because I was in a delivery room (as opposed to a birthing room) were they able to operate immediately. It not only saved my life, it enabled me to keep my uterus and have 6 more babies.

3) I was allowed to have an epidural before they induced the labor of my last 3 babies which meant I never felt pain and the babies came in 20 minutes!

4) During high school I worked as a telephone bill collector for a magazine publisher (don't hate me). So if you ever get called by a bill collector there is a good chance it is just some high school kid. LOL!

5) Speaking of high school, I ran cross country my sophmore year (even though I hated it) because my boyfriend did. Now, I actually enjoy running and have even participated in a couple of 5K runs.

6) When I was about 5 I was playing ball in the house, fell, hit my chin on something and bit right through my tongue (about 3/4 of the way across). It required several (painful) stitches to reattach it.

7) My family and I survive a hurricane together in Mexico. I wrote about that here.

So there you have it, seven things you may or may not have wanted to know about me! Now I have to "tag" seven of you. Don't feel obligated, Jenelle assures me there is no curse on you if you don't want to play. But, if you are up for the challenge, here are the seven bloggers I am tagging:

Joy @ Ponderings
Amy @ In My Life
Jenny @ Standing at the Water's Edge
Tonya @ Safe in His Arms
Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit
Rhonda @ A Mother's Heart
Terri @ Facedown

And here are the rules if you decide to play along:

1) Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog
2) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4) Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

The really great thing about this game is there are no losers! We all win by learning more about each other so don't be a spoil sport, jump in and PLAY!!!


Joyful said...

Hi Kelley,

Loved reading your random info and I WILL play, just can't do it today! Off to work and working until 9pm. I'll try and link back tomorrow.

My husband had that same 'tongue' accident - only downhill skiing. He was in British Columbia on a holiday and his first run down the slopes landed him unconscious with multiple injuries - but he severely destroyed his tongue too. He is a great skier, but accidents happen.

Was in prayer for you yesterday morning. Trust all went well.
Have a great day!
Love & prayers,

Tonya said...

Hey There Kelley!

It's so nice to get to know you better. (Your birthing stories are AMAZING!)

I'll try to hook my "game" to the end of my post tomorrow. =-)

Wishing you a WONDERFUL weekend!

Debbie said...

Interesting comments about you!! I love reading the tag comments!!


Amy said...

2) During the birth of my first baby my uterus inverted and came out. I lost so much blood that I nearly died and only because I was in a delivery room (as opposed to a birthing room) were they able to operate immediately. It not only saved my life, it enabled me to keep my uterus and have 6 more babies.

That is a miracle! Wow!

I'm afraid my seven will pale in comparison to are very good at this game.:)

Okay, so I played anyway...I don't know if I did it right, but I gave it a try.:) Come see!:)( And you didn't irritate me.:)

Lelia Chealey said...

1.) Too funny!
2.) Thank you JESUS!!!!
3.) I've never been able to have one, but I have a whole new respect for epidurals after last week with my daughter. I think she would've been really mean to me had she not had one! :)
4.) Dang it! I'll feel guilty now if I'm rude.
5.) I am NOT running with you at She Speaks...Holly & Lysa might but Lelia no can do!
6.)OH my goodness my tongue hurts!
7.)Thank You JESUS!!!

Love you Girlfriend!

Kim said...

Great list Kelley!

I enjoy reading these types of posts as it's a great way to get to know people better.

Happy Thursday.

Susan said...

Hey Kelly,

This was fun and VERY interesting. I'm so blessed you did well after such a traumatic first birth experience! Gosh, sounds scary to me...

And all that running. The only running I ever did was to go to a MALL!!! Heck, I drive around and around to find the closest parking spot!

So nice to get to know more about you♥

Faithful Froggers said...

Thanks for sharing - it is always so fun to get to know others better.

I could so relate to your #1! I always wanted to be a mom, too . . . but I only wanted 12! And oh, how I wanted all the kids in the LIFE game. I felt bad if there were some left in the box - I wanted to adopt them all. I felt as if those little pegs were real kids! :0)

What a miraculous birth story! Praise God for all your beautiful children.

Thanks for the sweet, sweet comment about our unexpected blessing! I am so excited!

Have a great week!
Love & FROG . . .

*For some reason this wasn't posting - so I sure hope it doesn't show up 3 times in your comment section! :)

Jenelle said...

Twenty minutes??!! That's the best labor ever. Aren't those epidurals great things? When I had my boy, I was in labor 12 hours, 11 of which I didn't have an epidural for some reason. I guess I was trying to be tough. I gave in though and things were much more pleasant. If I'm blessed with more children, bring on the drugs!

I enjoyed reading your seven! Thanks for playing. :)

luvmy4sons said...

Being a labor and delivery nurse your uterus story fascinated me! You are very blessed indeed!

Rhonda said...

Thanks Kelley!! I'm honoured to have to THINK!! LOL!!