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 21, 2009

Louisville Magazine

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)

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