From the beginning... I was adopted at age 1 1/2 by a Christian family who had 2 boys of their own but could not have anymore children. They had prayed for me and I was literally dropped off at their doorstep. They found out I had a brother a few months later and took him too so that we could be together. A few years later they had adopted yet another child, who has disabilities and no home. I could not ask for better parents, they showed us all the love they showed their own children. They have the biggest hearts and would help anyone. That was my childhood (Of coarse I could write a book, but no one would read it).
I am married to the boy I chased after pretty much all my teenage years. Yup I finally tagged him and claimed him mine. I met my husband when I was 5 years old. He was my best friends older brother (4 years older) and they moved 2 houses down from us. When I was about 12 he came over to return a tool to my father and winked at me, for some reason something at that point clicked. I knew I was meant to marry him. The chase began! After much chasing, He finally asked me to marry him, we married April 15, 2000.
A few years later we decided to have our first baby. We got pregnant right away but unfortunately the first pregnancy ended in miscarriage. It was heartbreaking but we got right back on the horse and got pregnant again. We had our first son Guy (who is named after his daddy and grandfather) November 30, 2003. He was exactly 1 week early, there were some complications with the delivery but nothing too bad. He is the sweetest little boy who looks nothing like either of us. (looks a mix of his daddy and my brother) Blond hair and green eyes. My first Monkey.
When he was 2 We decided we would try for another. We didn't want the kids to be too far apart. Right before we started trying we had yet another miscarriage. It took about 6 months of trying and we got pregnant. Cory was born September 6, 2006. We had another rough delivery except this one was the deal breaker for no more kids. As a matter of fact Guy called for the big V the following week. Cory has Dark hair and blue eyes (so far) and he is just so cuddly it is impossible to not kiss him and squeeze him. He is our Chunky Monkey.
We live not too far from our family and where we grew up. We don't have many friends, but the friends we do have are like family or are family! Our family is our number 1 priority and without it we would be lost. We cant wait for all of life's adventures to share together.
Well I will leave it at that, with a couple of photo's. Oh yeah! If you were wondering, I sent hubby to Amsterdam with our friends to see Dave Mathews. He works so hard for our family, and spent last years vacation time staying home with me to take care of our new little one, and he needed a break. He was very reluctant at first but I know he'll have a blast and it's only for a few days. We already miss him hugely and he hasn't even been gone for 24 hours. :-) I cant wait for him to come home, but I know he is going to be refreshed and relaxed. He so deserved it!!!!
Thanks for reading about me, and I hope you come back to read more fun posts!!
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So, I didn't know what to write.. There are so many things.. I could have definitely wrote my dishwasher for all those baby bottles and sippy cups, but that is on every one's list I am sure.
I thought about writing about a ton of pampered chef items that have just recently come to save my life in the kitchen, but eehhhh, just not what I am feeling today.. So I then thought.. What is in my kitchen that I really really use every day to get the stuff in the kitchen to run smoother????
THE ALMIGHTY COFFEE POT!!! Yes it's true.. for about 3 1/2 years I barely drank any coffee while being pregnant, than breastfeeding, then being pregnant again. Actually the only time I had any was if we went out somewhere or maybe just maybe when I made my husbands coffee on the weekends.
After having Cory I have become reliant on my daily cup of coffee.. Sometimes there are 2 cups of coffee involved. Trust me... My kitchen would not run smooth without it, in fact it may not run at all. :-) I hope you enjoyed my WFMW.
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A Reason A Season and A Lifetime
People come into your life for a Reason, a Season, and a Lifetime.
When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on.
When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (any way); and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
Thank you for being a part of my life.....
by Brain A. "Drew" Chalker
Everyone hears what you say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.