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.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ways I Feel Rich

I'm going to the U of L football game on Saturday with Laura!  Woohoo!!  I'm so excited!!!  Laura is the incredibly beautiful person I sorta knew in high school.  You see, I was a nerd.  Ok, well I still AM.  But back then I was a quiet nerd who never spoke my mind for fear of what others would think.  I'm past that.  :)  Laura was in a group I never could hang with back then.   She used to model.  That kind of beautiful.  I still feel intimidated in her presence.  We connected through FB when I was getting a group of friends together to go see Sex and The City 2.  Laura was looking for some women to hang with so here we are today.  We are also going to be each other's dates for our 25th (!) reunion next Saturday.  Her husband isn't able to go and I of course do not have a date.  So in two weekends I get to get in some serious adult time.  I'm so excited!  I might have said that already.

I have some AMAZING friends.  Both IRL and a lot not IRL.  How could I not feel rich?  I don't ever feel like I say enough how thankful I am for everything they have done for me and more importantly, for my girls.  GRATITUDE ladies and gentlemen.  Earth shaking gratitude.  I love my life.

Oh and I might add that Abby cut her hair today.  Not sure where the gratitude is in that.  Thankful she knows how to use scissors?

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