My Life in a Nut Shell

3 surgeries for Endometriosis, countless medications, and lots of difficult years trying to conceive. We put the medical stuff on hold and decided to work on being parents instead. In July of 2000 we were blessed beyond all measure with a phone call announcing the birth of our daughter, Megan. Megan's birth mother had given birth the day before and was leaving the hospital. We had no warning that Megan was coming. At 4:29 in the afternoon we were a couple, at 4:30 we were parents. Deciding that we wanted a sibling for Megan, we looked into all our options. This time insurance covered IVF. One round and we were blessed with triplets, Abigail, Brigid, and Caroline. Did you know that there is a 70% chance of divorce in families of Higher Order Multiples? Almost two years after the triplets were born my ex-husband and I separated and eventually divorced. During that time both my Mother and Father passed away from cancer. In February of 2007 my sister came to live with us to help out. In December of 2008 she had to leave so now it is me on my own with the girls. In February 2010, Lisa passed away and finally found her own Peace.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Mother Long Legs

That is what Abby calls female Daddy Long Legs. :)

What a few weeks! We survived 6 days without electricity. Hurricane Ike actually did a lot of damage here is Louisville. How funny. I lost a lot of branches from my trees. The front yard is cleaned up but the backyard is a disaster zone. With the cool weather coming in I should be able to get a lot of yard work finished. The girls enjoyed being able to play outside a lot. We cooked on the grill every night. Brigid especially like the peas on the grill. Egg rolls are amazing and a personal favorite on the grill. We got a lot of house cleaning done that week. And the time at the dinner table with candles as our only light was just not something to have been missed. I felt like the girls and I got just a little closer that week. The hardest for me was that our phone lines were down as well. And anyone who knows me knows what a horrible thing that was!!!! I'm just glad everything is back on track and we survived.

I'm still waiting to hear from that school on whether I got the job or not. I had three interviews total including one on Friday with a member of the Parent Advisory Board and three other people. If I don't get the job I think it would be mainly because I don't have experience as a paid employee managing 20 something people. I've done it in volunteer capacity, as President of the U of L Young Alumni Association, but not on a continuing, paid basis. I'm just waiting to hear today!

Brigid is the Star Student of the Month for her Kindergarten classroom this month!!!! There is a little party for the Star Students tomorrow morning at school and I can't wait! I am so PROUD of her. She has the tendency to be a bit sassy and VERY determined. But she is so bright. (Don't all parents say that?) She is so similar to Megan. Megan was Star Student last May in 2nd grade. Caroline is doing really well too. Abby struggles a bit but mostly because she only works when she feels like it. Her teacher is doing a great job in motivating her and Megan has been helping her with her homework in the evening. She is such a bubbly kid. And so cuddly!!

Lisa is still working at Papa Murphy's. She enjoys the job and I think it is good for her. Did you know that you can cook PM pizzas on the grill? Just cook it on a low setting or it will burn!!

I got an email the other day from Barbara Lyons, who is the head of MOST (Mothers of Supertwins). Someone sent her a link to the blog and she popped in and read it. She asked if I would be interested in sharing our story for readers of Supertwins magazine. I sometimes forget that ours is a rather unusual one. I told Lisa the other day that I have become so accustomed to big things happening. I don't react like I think most people react. But I have been through so much with the girls that sweating the small stuff is really pointless. I keep thinking that our life would make an excellent reality show. The Anti-Jon & Kate Plus 8 show.


Thanks to Ali for transporting Megan around last week when my van wasn't working. Lisa's car only holds 3 car seats so Ali provided transportation for Megan back and forth to school. You are a life saver Ali!!!!

Also a big thank you to Springdale Automotive on Westport Rd. and Goose Creek. I didn't have the up front money to pay for the van. They very kindly made the repairs and allowed me to post-date some checks. Thank goodness Kurt, the owner, was kind enough to help.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Prayers needed

One prayer request needs many prayers. One is not so pressing.

A wonderful friend of mine was expecting twins. Totally spontaneous. She used to come over and volunteer when the triplets were born and she feels more like family. She gave birth to her boys, Elijah Cole and Hunter William on late Sunday night a week ago. She was only 20 weeks along. She and her husband were able to hold the boys, take pictures, and try to make that very brief time with them last a lifetime in memories. The funeral was private. She is holding up amazingly well. PLEASE pray for her and her husband during this most horrible of times. Sometimes things seem so unfair. I can't hardly bear the thought that they have to go through this. Hopefully with time, they will be able to try again to have more children.

On a MUCH smaller note of request.: I interviewed for a job yesterday morning at a child development center with 120 kids and 20 staff members. It was for a lead teaching position in the 4 year old classroom. An hour after I left they called to set up an appointment for this morning. I assumed I had the job and was coming in to find that out this morning. I was actually asked if I would be more interested in the DIRECTOR'S position!!!!! I have 2 more interviews to go through before I find out definitely but I can hardly believe it!!!!!!! Pray that I get this one. The lead teaching position was more money and with benefits than current but the director's position would be MUCH more money and many more benefits. Please! Please! Please!