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.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Here we go

So much has happened since my sister passed away. I'm still having trouble with "died". Passed away sounds so much better. All in all, I think the service for her went well. It was respectful and it allowed all of us to say goodbye. The thing that amazed me the most was that Lisa's ex-husband was there along with his Mom, brother, sister, and best friends. Wow. It was a tribute to the person that Lisa used to be. The person that I knew hidden under all that sadness and confusion. She is now sitting on my dresser. Well, her ashes anyway. I make jokes about it a lot because I know she would in the same situation. The girls and I are planning a drive to the closest beach in July to scatter her ashes in the Atlantic Ocean.

I will follow up with the rest of the goings-on tomorrow. Tonight I am heading to bed. It's been a long day full of field trips, egg hunts, egg coloring, movie-watching, and a very bad migraine.

Tomorrow? Nothing but positive. There are some surprising things in store for the Harrigan ladies!!!!1

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