Cindy I hope you don't mind if I post this here. I was floored when I received this. THANK YOU so much for sending this to me. I really don't think about myself very often. Somedays it just seems as if I only have enough energy to take care of everyone else. Not myself. Thank you so much again. By the way, you're pretty damn amazing yourself.
YOU HAVENT BEEN BLOGGING MUCH LATELY.IN CASE YOU DONT REALIZE THIS,RIGHT NOW IS A GREAT TIME IN YOUR LIFE, AND IM NOT TALKING ABOUT THE GIRLS THAT WILL ALWAYS BE GOOD FOR YOU.YOU NEED TO GIVE YOURSELF CREDIT NOW ,NOT JUST AS A MOM,BUT AS A WOMEN.THE WORLD IS DOING BAD NOW ,NO JOBS, OR JOBS WITH PAY CUTS.YOU AS A WOMEN MADE A CHOICE TO GET YOUR LIFE BACK ON TRACK.YOU DONT MAKE ALOT,BUT YOU STILL WORKED OUT A SYSTEM FOR YOU AND THE GIRLS.WHEN YOU GET UP IN THE MORNING(THE ONE WHERE YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND STARE AT YOURSELF AND ASK WHY,AND WANT TO CLIMB BACK IN BED AND SAY ITS TO MUCH)JUST REMEMBER ITS NOT TO MUCH FOR A WOMEN LIKE ME.YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH ALOT.WOMEN,MOTHERS,WORKING SINGLE WITH NO HELP,HAVE A SPECIAL SOMETHING TUCKED DOWN INSIDE.(ITS NOT A PENIS EITHER....LOL) ITS EXTRA ENERGY WHEN YOU NEED IT,EXTRA HUGS TO GIVE,EXTRA METAL AWARENESS ABOUT WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AND GETTING IT DONE.WOMEN CAN PUSH THEMSELF MORE WHEN THEY NEED TO.SO TOMORROW WHEN YOU GET UP AND START YOUR DAY,STOP,GIVE YOUSELF A PAT ON THE BACK AND ALITTLE SMILE. YOU RECOGNIZED THE GIRLS ON YOUR BLOG ,AND IM RECOGNIZING YOU OR BETTER YET. HOW ABOUT YOU DO THAT? JUST WANTED TO SAY YOUR DOING A GOOD JOB STINA.KEEP IT UP
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.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I truly have the best girls in the world. I love them with all my heart and just want everyone to know that. With everything that goes on it is so easy for me to get bogged down in the hard work and struggle. Truly they are lovely girls. Even when they drive me crazy! I got everything I ever wished for, prayed for, and hoped for when God blessed me (us) with Megan, Abigail, Brigid, and Caroline. God really does answer prayers.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Our article in Louisville Magazine is out. If you click on the link and then click on the magazine you will find the article. The story starts on page 30 with Ali and her handsome boys. Our pic is on pg. 32. I kinda knew going in that our story is the negative of what can happen with a family who has multiples. But I think that the writer did a nice job of keeping things positive. I posted a comment on facebook about my life and some of my friends took it as me feeling badly about things. So I want to clarify. I do not feel badly about my life. I am not thrilled about some aspects of it. And really this is not where I expected to be at this point in my life. But really I have everything I need. I have my amazing girls. They are the joy of my life. And compared to where I was at this time last year? I am a million miles from that. I continue to work hard and make things for my girls as great as possible. So I am NOT in a funk. I am not feeling badly. My life is what it is and frankly I am proud of having built things up to where they are now. And that is all anyone can ask of me and all I can ask of myself. So from this point on I will continue to look forward. I've spent enough time beating myself up about my past and feeling badly. I've worked damn hard. I can only go forward. I am Kristina, hear me roar!!!! (ok I just couldn't help myself there)
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Here it is. My new van. It took almost 3 hours of paperwork at Carmax and a monthly payment I want to throw up about but here it is. The gratitude I feel in my heart for all those kind souls who were willing to help out is overwhelming. I can't begin to thank everyone enough. I have told everyone I meet about the kindness of family, friends, and strangers alike. It may have only been $10 but to this family your donations meant everything. I can't wait until the girls are back from their Dad's on Tuesday to show them our new van. Now if there is ever anything I can do for anyone, just ask. I am forever greatful to everyone. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Love and God Bless,
Love and God Bless,
Thursday, September 3, 2009
We were interviewed for the September issue of Louisville Magazine about life with triplets. I got an advanced copy in the mail and it looks pretty good. I just wish it didn't look like I have 3 chins. :( But maybe that's because I do. Anyway. As soon as I get the link for the article and it is online, I'll post it here. Now of course I'm late picking up the girls from school. Ten minutes late to everything. On a great note too I pick up my van on Sat. Hooray!!!!!!!!