And we're off! I'll admit that I am a bit frustrated right now. I have been really excited about participating in the Ultimate Blog Party 2010. I had my post to introduce myself ready 2 days ago. I posted it this morning. I 'linked' it, and then somehow I screwed it up. I accidentally deleted the post and now I can't retrieve it...so I am somewhat annoyed that I am now having to start over, especially when I am SUPPOSED to be working!
So this will have to be a quick intro to who I am and what this blog is all about. My name is Jamie and I am 31 years old. Not quite 11 years ago I married what has to be the world's most patient, loving and forgiving man. Any man who puts up with me HAS to be all of those things, and I considered myself beyond blessed that every day he chooses to stick with me!
We started our family young...AND FAST! In October of 2000, we had Katherine Grace. In August of 2001 (re-read that and do the math-it comes out to 10 1/2 months), Kaleb Lee joined our family. 13 months later, along came Abbey Rose. Life suddenly became extremely chaotic; we were broke college students and somehow managed to have 3 children in just 2 years and 5 days. WHO DOES THAT??? Apparently we do.
In November of 2004 I found myself pregnant again. This time I miscarried right before Christmas and yet managed to get pregnant again as soon as my body recovered from the miscarriage--THAT'S HOW GOOD AT THIS WE ARE! Olivia (called Livvy) Morgan joined us in September of 2005. I then promptly had my tubes tied!!
My life revolves around my kids. They drive me crazy, make me angry, push my buttons until I want to hide in a hole. And yet somehow I love them with all that is in me. While raising children is one of the most difficult things I've ever done, it is by far also one of the most rewarding. Yesterday, for example, my son had been pushing me and pushing me. And unfortunately, most of the time I do not even realize he is doing it until I've exploded and felt like a crazy monster! But out of the blue last night he said to me "Mommy I want to tell you something." I turned to him and could see that it wasn't going to be easy for him. Then he said "I'm sorry for everything I was doing. I really love you very much." If we weren't in the van, I would have taken him in my arms and held him. THOSE moments are what I cherish.
What you will find here will vary. Some days I rant and rave about whatever happens to be annoying me at any given moment--and if you know me, you know that most things annoy me!!! Some days you will find me sharing funny stories about things my kids have said or done. And there are even some days that I break down and share my utter despondency if life finds me at a weak point! I never know what I am going to say until it's said (written), so you never know what you will get if you choose to visit me here. But I hope you stay and can find some joy or amusement from my suffering and whining...because let's face it. It sure feels good to laugh at someone else sometimes!
That being said, I hope this post actually STAYS and I can get back to work! I hope everyone has a great day and to all of you participating in the Ultimate Blog Party, I can't wait to get to know you!