Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 23rd and 24th
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Married Women®

Mrs. North Dakota International®

Emily Brooks

What's the most sensible thing you've ever heard someone say?
The most sensible thing I’ve heard someone say is “Save Your Fork!” I grew up attending dinners at church, and this was a common phrase to hear. After the meal, desserts would be served. The kitchen would run out of silverware if everyone didn’t save their fork for dessert. The idea of saving your fork is always to keep expectancy for wonderful things to come into your life. When the time comes, you’ll be ready!

What gets you excited about life?
I get really excited to see all of the ways that God will bring opportunities into my life that only He can create. I’ve gotten good breaks and possibilities that I never could have dreamed. Did I ever imagine I’d have the chance to complete a lap around the world? Nope. But it is something that I got to do with my entire family, which created memories that will last a lifetime.

If you had to teach something what would you teach?
If I could teach anything, it would be how to find lasting joy! It’s the reason that I’m working on my book, “Spark: Igniting Joy in Your Life!” I don’t think people automatically are born with the knowledge of how to keep happiness and joy ever-present in their lives. I’ve found forty principles that I use to keep my joy even during hard times. I’d love for everyone to have that!

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
I’d actually have to say my own age of 40. I have the wisdom at 40 of having lived through many life experiences, but a healthy body that allows me to do the activities that I want. During my younger years, I had health trouble until a doctor finally figured out that I couldn’t eat gluten. I actually feel healthier now after being gluten-free for the past 16 years than I did in my 20s.

What is your idea of a fun date night?
Any moment that my husband and I get to spend alone, we consider a date. We are very involved with our kids, but it’s really fun when we get some time to spend together reconnecting. Whether that’s a dinner out or a trip to the grocery store, we always have a blast. My husband, Bill, is the funniest person I know. Whatever we do, it’s going to be fun!

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