Each time I try to start this “About Me” section, I find myself writing about my family. Trying to discern who “I” am separately is challenging. At this point, I can’t even try. I’ll give you the basics and come back another day to round out my story.
I am a Mother of 5 children, and wife of 1 lucky man. (Sometimes I say “lucky” with sarcasm because I am one HOT mess. Other times I think he’s lucky I put up with him.) Most people feel the need to differentiate birth vs. heart children. I don’t, but for clarification purposes because I am really too young to have a 25 year old child here you go. My 2 oldest children came with my Husband. I was merely a babe of 20 years old when we met and joined our families. Those two little Loves were 3 and 5 at the time, so I proudly claim them as mine. I am also a Grandmother of a beautiful almost 1 year old baby boy. Also too young to be a Grandmother, but hey. MILF to GILF just like that. I love him 🙂
I am – or have been but maybe not anymore – a Substitute Teacher here in central Maine for 6 years. Technically I’m just taking some time off of work while I deal with what Life threw at me. I don’t know if I have the strength to go back.
Right now I am struggling to figure out how to stay in a world that no longer includes my son. I will share his story separately. He deserves his own space, and I’m not strong enough to relive that night in words just yet. On July 18, 2014, my healthy, vibrant, incredibly talented and strong 14 year old son suffered a massive brain aneurysm from which he could not recover. This blog and my entire life now is devoted to raising awareness of this silent killer and figuring out how to keep breathing myself.