Welcome to my journal. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and peruse my ponderings.
I am an Air Force Veteran, soon to be Ex-Army wife, freelance photographer, and the mom of two beautiful children. I homeschool my nine year old son and we love it. My daughter, Audrey Grace, blessed our lives for almost seven months before she went home to Jesus' loving arms.
It is often said that God won't give us more than we can handle. I used to believe that. I don't anymore. I believe that God won't give us more than He can handle FOR us. It is only through my faith that I can make it through this rough time in my life.
Follow me as I write about my daily life to include dealing with an impending divorce, my husband, my son, my faith, my ADD, my fibromyalgia, homeschooling, dishes, laundry, an elderly dog, three of cats, my part time job, my various hobbies, my scattered thoughts and ponderings (check out my new page: 101 Things You Didn't Know About Me). . . and you are welcomed to come with me as I work through the grief of losing my precious baby girl to a random genetic disorder called Trisomy 18 on 8 May 2004.
I cannot believe it has been so long since I updated "for real." I have had a number of posts of things I have passed along, but not many for about the past year!
We now live in GA. We are living in a one bedroom basement apartment. One loft bed, one full sized bed, one dresser and one closet! One living room, one bathroom, and a functional kitchen (minus an oven) round out the apartment. I recently paid off my car. I have a part time job that I love. I work for the Boys and Girls Club at a local middle school. Love my kids. I bring my now nine year old son with me every day and he gets to experience middle school... sorta. We are still homeschooling and loving it. I have recently been recovering from a flare up of the Epstein-Barr Virus (mono, chronic fatigue syndrome) I have in my system. Once you get the virus in your system, it never goes away - kind of like the Varicella (Chicken Pox) virus. Symptoms go away, but the virus doesn't. At the same time, I had strep throat. My thyroid levels are falling even though I am on supplements. But, I'm coming back up now and almost feeling normal... well, normal for me
As for our homeschool, we have done some varied short term and longer term studies. We have studied some on pyramids, dinosaurs, mummies, World War II, Labor Day, Grandparents Day, Banking and Interest, saving, tithing, spending, finding bargains, the Appalachian Trail, native peoples around the world, gardening, addictions, pet care, how to do laundry, cooking (he can make a few things on the stove without my direct supervision), played team sports: baseball and soccer, hiked a few places and visited a waterfall, studied art, built all kinds of imaginable things with blocks, legos, magnetics, tinker toys, ran time trials of matchbox cars, studied nutrition and how it affects our moods and how we feel, participated in "Word of Life" at church, read numerous books, participated in quite a few homeschool group activities and field trips... I could go on, but I'm running out of brain cells...
I have photographed a wedding. I have made a few contacts that have not resulted in paying jobs yet, but I have scheduled another wedding for May. I do still keep taking tons of pictures, though, gaining new insight as I practice. I love my DSLR, even though I think the focus if a bit off... but, so is mine some days.
We have one 11 y/o dog and two six year old cats. We might be getting a two year old lop eared bunny in the next few days. My Bug wants to raise chickens. We may consider it in spring. Right now, I think it will be getting too cold for them to survive and thrive. I don't want my Bug to have to see anything else die. He still talks about Audrey pretty often and still has days where he's feeling lonely and misses her a lot. We pop popcorn, turn out the lights, flop on my bed and watch movies. The closeness without having to talk seems to help revive him.
We are entering the season of festivals around here. We had a biggie this weekend. I worked a booth for BGC. It was quite hot, but we had fun. We have several festivals and arts and craft fairs coming up. We'll be spending a lot of time out and about and learning about our local history.
Well, it is almost midnight here and I really need to get some sleep! Bless you for visiting and reading. Have a super day!