Sunday, February 14, 2010
Hero Interview from A Valentine's Wish
An Interview with the hero from A Valentine’s Wish by Betsy St. Amant:
1. Andy Stewart, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
Oh that’s easy. I’m a big practical jokester. I love “getting people”. Which is only fair, since my youth group has played their share of jokes on me over the years! Whip cream wars, water balloon fights, the works.
2. What do you do for fun?
Basketball. Either alone or with my youth group guys, it’s a great stress reliever and a way to bond. Teenagers don’t just love to chat over coffee, ya know? Though come to think of it, they don’t love chatting at all. But somehow on the court, the world’s problems get solved or at least become smaller.
3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?
Budgets for the youth group. ::big shudder:: The senior pastor at my church is often having to remind me to turn them in on time. Money just makes things complicated. I hate that I can’t give my youth group more I do. But God always provides! I guess that’s what matters.
4. What are you afraid of most in life?
I used to think I wasn’t afraid of anything. But when I looked up one day and realized Lori was more than my best friend, I was suddenly terrified of losing her to another man. ::shakes head:: Not a great feeling.
5. What do you want out of life?
Man, you’re going for the deep questions, aren’t you? ::nervous chuckle:: Well, I guess a wife. A family. Kids. You know, the white picket fence scenario, though I could do without the fence. I’m pretty content with my life and where God has placed me. But I also think there is a lot I have yet to accomplish for Him.
6. What is the most important thing to you?
Haha, if I were answering for Lori, that’d be shoes. Or chocolate. It’s a toss-up. Good thing I’m not a girl, huh? My life is less complicated than that. I’d say my faith is the most important thing to me, but if you’re talking about something more tangible, than I’d say my youth group. Those kids mean the world to me. It’s pretty sweet that I get to contribute to their lives.
7. Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?
I read when I have time, which isn’t that often with my busy schedule at the church. But I tend to stick to non-fiction or devotional style books. Gotta squeeze in that self-help as much as I can, you know? Oops. Don’t mention that to Lori. I’d never hear the end of it.
8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I wish I was better at basketball. Just kidding—sort of. I guess I’d change my tendency to procrastinate, like with the church budgets, and with Lori. I almost lost her because of my hesitation. ::smacks forehead with hand::
9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
No pets here. I’d probably forget to feed it, or it would end up eating what I eat, which is mostly pizza. Not a good situation either way.
10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?
Cool question! Hmmm. I’d say the first time I met Lori. I know that’s corny, but I think I’d appreciate it more now than I did then. ::goofy grin::