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 10, 2011


Cleaning my house again.  This is a regular theme on here.  We are having Cassie and Jeremiah, and their girls over for dinner tonight.  It's beautiful outside today.  I've sent all 4 girls outside to play with all the kids in the neighborhood.  Have I told you how much I love living here????  It's good to be a kid in this neighborhood. There have to be 10-12 outside riding bikes, scooters, running, and just enjoying life. 

That's what I am going to do today.  Just enjoy life.  Not worry about any pending bills, work issues, etc. 

Focusing on my gratitude and how grateful I am that I can have a day like today.

God is good.


Liz said...

I love reading your blog! You really get me thinking, especially about being grateful for what you have. I tend to see things in black & white a lot, and you've gotten me thinking on more than one occasion that that's not the case! You are an inspiration!

Kristina said...

Thank you so much Liz! I'm working hard on focusing on the positive!!