Hero Interview from Always a Baker, Finally a Bride by Sandra Bricker

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This week I’m hosting Missy Tippens with , Ginny Yttrup with Invisible, and Sandi Bricker with Always the Baker, Finally the Bride. If you want to enter the drawings for the books, 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 14th) evening.

IFinally_the_Bride2nterview with the hero from Always a Baker, Finally a Bride by Sandra Bricker:

1. Jackson, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I think the most interesting thing about me is my family. I come from a very traditional, female-infested group of southern belles. My three older sisters just about raised me, and yet somehow I managed to emerge as a strong, successful businessman. So what did I do? I went right back to them when I started a business of my own. I don’t really regret that decision, but I do tend to question it from time to time.

2.  What do you do for fun?
My fiancee and I are Atlanta Falcons fans to the core, so during football season that’s where you can find us: Screaming and cheering for our Falcons until neither one of us has a voice left. Off-season, my fun revolves around Emma and making our schedules work so that we can spend time together. I know it probably sounds a little cheesy, but as long as Emma Rae is within shouting distance, my heart is lighter and I’m just a much happier guy.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it?

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?
If you’d have asked me a couple of years ago, I’d have said failing is my greatest fear. But now? Emma’s well-being is my top priority. She’s diabetic, and I think everyone who knows her kind of forgets that. But when she works too hard or gets too stressed, it begins to show on her. Those are the times when I’m most afraid. Losing her is unfathomable.

5.  What do you want out of life?
True joy is what I want most; for me and for my wife-to-be. And when Emma is happy, so am I.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

Family, as a whole, is what matters most. Since Emma and I have been together, we’ve blended a huge cast of diverse and unique characters. To look at us, you’d never imagine we could function as a complete unit, but something just happens when we all come together. It’s magic.

7.  Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?

I love to read, but I just don’t have the time to read for pleasure these days. When I have the time, I tend to read books about succeeding in business or finding new ways to market or promote in order to produce ideal results. I keep buying suspense fiction novels, but they just seem to pile up on my to-be-read pile on the window seat in the bedroom.

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I suppose I’d like to be more fun-loving on a regular basis. I tend to seek out relaxation and recreation after I’ve hit the wall, but Emma has taught me that I’ll hit the wall with less of a thud if I relax and think about something other than business a little more often.

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?

I don’t have a pet, mainly because I don’t have the time to care for one. My buddy Andy has a beast named Henry, a 100-pound boulder of fur, and I can’t imagine enduring that kind of torture. Maybe a nice independent cat would be better. Or a fish?

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

Two answers come to mind. I’d like to go back to the beginning of my marriage to my late wife Desiree. I would spend every spare moment with her, making sure she felt nurtured and loved to the max in the short time that we had together. And the second thing I would do is go back to my first year with Emma, and I’d propose to her much sooner.