my 25

I’m taking the plunge.  I have enjoyed everyone else’s 25 random things, so here I go..


  1. I have  been chased by a wild hippo while on a boat safari on the Nile River in Uganda.  He almost tipped our boat!
  2. I have eaten iguana.
  3. Rob and I were seated with President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn for a barbecue chicken lunch at Jimmy’s boyhood home.
  4. Barbecue chicken is a terrible thing to eat while you are talking with a former president.
  5. I have rheumatoid arthritis. 
  6. I don’t let R.A. define me.
  7. I was the only girl in my family.  I had 3 brothers and all boy cousins till I was about 10.
  8. I now have 3 girls and am learning a lot about drama.
  9. I was the first girl born into the Lanting family in about 60 years.
  10. I once sold Mary Kay.
  11. I hated selling Mary Kay.  I gave it all away to my friends.
  12. I own 2 Indian Sari’s.  I am expected to wear them when I go to India.  I have no idea how to put them on.
  13. We are taking our whole family to India for the month of June.
  14. I have been to ten foreign countries.
  15. I’m working on a book about spiritual disciplines that I am hoping will be published before I am 40.
  16. I lose things every day.
  17. Rob has been my closest friend since I was 16 years old. 
  18. I met Rob when I was 12, he was 15.
  19. I was going to move to Africa and be a missionary before Rob proposed to me.
  20. I love children, but never more than 3 at a time. 
  21. I am an introverted extravert
  22. I don’t understand why people don’t just get along. 
  23. I love my friends more than they could ever know.
  24. I have prophetic dreams.
  25. I don’t have a musical bone in my body.

4 thoughts on “my 25

  1. Rindy Walton says:

    Great stuff! Introverted extrovert–yup, I can identify with that!

  2. Shelly W. says:

    Great list, Michelle. I’ve been putting off doing this, but you’ve motivated me. I think I’ll post mine next week.

  3. Kathleen says:

    You are not the only one who loses things every day! The “handicap” has even started rubbing off on my husband as we get older.

  4. Fascinating! I identify directly with #20 & #22, and look forward to your book. 🙂
    Also, on your post about Transitions:
    While we’re not really in a “mentoring” relationship, I certainly look to your family as a great example of thoughtful, Spirit-centered parenting. Thanks for continuing to share.

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