thank you for doing this fun interview with your character for First Class Christmas
Tell us your name and a little bit about yourself:
I'm Mandy Brockman. I have a great group of friends, one of whom just got married. But my boyfriend recently dumped me, and we were both invited to the destination wedding, so that made for a very awkward event. And potential flight home. Thankfully, I was able to get my seat changed last minute.
Where do you live, and why do you choose to live there?
I grew up in Wyoming, but I moved to Minnesota for college where I intended to major in theater. Even though I ended up pursuing business, I now work at a theater for adults with special needs, and I wouldn't leave this place for anything.
What is a quirk of your personality that people don’t know?
I love to get mail! My heart jumps for joy when I check the mailbox and there's something there. Especially if it's an actual letter, but even if it's just coupons. I mean, who doesn't want to save 50 cents on a box of cereal, am I right?
Who chronicled your story, and why do you think he/she picked you?
A friend of a friend did the honors. She heard my story and found it so amusing and heartwarming, that she had to share it with the world.
What obstacles did you overcome in order to reach your happily-ever-after?
I had to get over the sting of my ex cheating on me. And I had to repair the strain in my relationship with my parents; that situation never sat well with me. But most importantly, I had to be open to allowing God to work in my life. I knew about Him growing up, but I'd let life choke out His presence for too long.
Tell us about your special romantic interest. What makes them so special?
Ah, CJ. He was amazingly kind and forgiving from the start. Trust me, I did not make a first good impression, but he didn't care. For three straight days, he was unrelenting in showing me what a real, honest man looked like. From the inside out, he was just what God knew my heart needed.
The first time you saw your special person, what did you think? Was it love at first sight or did they have to grow on you?
The very first time? I was mortified from drooling on the man's shoulder. I hoped we'd never see each other again. But it didn't take long after our second encounter to warm up to him. Within hours, I was hoping he'd ask to see me again. Thank goodness we were on the same page.