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, April 17, 2010


I'm finally in our new place. I am pooped! I'm waiting for the cable guy to come over and hook things up. I'm glad to be in the new place. It was a long year at the old apartment. We had people above us and below us. Next to us and across the hall. It was getting old listening to people walk across the ceiling. And being free of nasty lady just makes me so happy. That was our nickname for our downstairs neighbor. Within the first two weeks of moving in she was knocking on my door and telling me we were too loud. Really she said our FEET were too loud. AS she got angrier and angrier she told me I was a nasty person with nasty kids in a nasty apartment. Hence the name...nasty lady. As we were driving away from the apartment yesterday on the way to work/school the girls yelled, "Our last day in our old apartment and no more nasty lady!" I realize my girls are loud but truly not loud enough to make someone be so nasty. Now we are in our new place with no one above us or below us. And it feels good. I posted on FB that I love my life. And I do. I have a job I enjoy, four wonderful children, family, and friends. I may not be Paris Hilton and live the fanciest of lives but my life is perfect for me.


Kim said...

I'm so glad you and the girls are happy.

Kristina said...

Thanks Aunt Kim!!