Heroine Interview for Her Forever Family

» Posted on Apr 6, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Heroine Interview for Her Forever Family

This week I’m hosting Mae Nunn with Her Forever Family, Nicole O’Dell with Magna and Making Waves, and Robin Shope with The Easter Edition. If you want to enter the drawing for Sarah’s book, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (April 11th) evening.

Interview with the heroine from Her Forever Family by Mae Nunn:

1. Doctor Alison Stone, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
I grew up in an abusive home. When I was twelve my father killed my mother during a fit of alcoholic rage. That ultimately sent my two younger siblings and me into foster care until we were legally adults. The interesting part is that I put myself through college to become a psychotherapist so I could help other kids who were also victims of violent homes.

2. What do you do for fun?
For fun I’m a volunteer with West Texas Rescue in San Angelo, Texas. I get to hang from the bottom of a Bell Helicopter by a “long line” and be dropped into canyons to recover people who’ve been trapped or stranded. I specialize in rock climbing and repelling.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?
Billing my clients! I have huge student loans to pay off but I just hate to take money for what I love doing; helping kids in trouble.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?
I guess I’m most afraid of being totally alone. God created us to be in relationship with Him so by nature we are intended to share our lives , our joys and our sorrows with one another.

5. What do you want out of life?
A family that no one can ever take away from me.

6. What is the most important thing to you?
Security. Financial security is nice, but I mean the kind of security that comes from having peace in your heart as you go through your day and when you lie down to sleep at night. That kind of security can come through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

7. Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?
I mostly read trade journals so I can keep up with the latest on treatment for anxiety and OCD. When I travel I like to take along one of those great Love Inspired novels.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
My thunder thighs! I shouldn’t complain, because having muscular legs helps me climb better. I accepted years ago that I’d never be a skinny Minnie like the girls in the magazines but it’s still difficult not to look in the mirror and be critical of my body.

9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
Simba is my best friend and my pride and joy. She’s a full-blooded Rhodesian Ridgeback. She’s a registered working dog and she accompanies me everywhere.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?
I would go back to the day before my father killed my mother and find a way to stop him. That was my dream when I was a kid. Today I understand that it was always in God’s hands and He had a plan for me even though there was such terrible tragedy early in my life.

God is good, all the time!

My best,