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, February 6, 2010

Julie and Julia

The girls are with their Dad this weekend so I decided to watch Julie and Julia from OnDemand. It's the story of a writer who decided to blog her way through Julia Child's cookbook. And in the process she found a way to turn her blog into a career. Ever since I started my blog I wanted to turn this into something more than just my ideas and my life with my most favorite people (my girls). I have had this desire to write since I was working on my Masters degree at U of L. One comment I received over and over again from my professors was how well I could put my ideas on paper. And that my writing had "voice". Basically I simply wrote how my thoughts came from my head. That's how I write here too. I take my ideas and write them as if I was talking to someone in my living room.

Now here's the really cool thing about my blog. I'm getting to take this writing desire and write an article for a local magazine. I am so very excited about this. And I'm getting paid! Not that that is ever my reason to write. I write because I love it. But now someone thinks my ideas and experiences are worth being paid for. I'm beyond thrilled. Now that I am offically online at home (after a year and a half) I can continue to write on this blog on a more regular (daily) basis. Just think everyone, you too can hear from little ole me everyday!!!

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