My Very First Blog…. I have always been one who has dabbled in writing. It is sometimes helps me put things into perspective. I feel I can sometimes communicate better through writing rather than speaking, especially on topics that I am passionate about, that are controversial, or that I find interesting.
So, first a little about me and why I am doing this. I am a divorced Christian mom of two boys, “Tiny Rick” who is 19, and “Matrix” who is 13. *** My children’s names have been changed for protection.*** “Tiny Rick” serves in a branch of our country’s military, is newly married to a wonderful woman, “My Only Daughter”, and they live out of state. “Matrix” lives with me. He was diagnosed with DiGeorge Syndrome, many names for this, another common name is Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS), at the age of 3 1/2, is hearing impaired, and has some challenges but always smiles. Yep, you will see quite a few post about my children as well as the struggles of being an Military Mom, a mom of a special needs child, and many more topics. As for myself, I worked for the State of Kentucky for 13 years, and left to be a stay at home mom several years ago. I have been divorced for a little over 18 months, which has definitely been a struggle trying to figure it all out on my own. I am a recovering addict. I had been clean for over 2 years, only to relapse, and I now have been clean for over a year. Staying clean from any and all mind altering substances is a battle I fight every single day. The biggest mistake I made was thinking I would not relapse and that I had it under control, so now relapse, unfortunately, AND fortunately, is part of my story. I say fortunately because, it made me realize I am NOT exempt, I don’t “have it”, I will have to fight this every single day of my life. I will probably devote more than one entry about the struggle with addiction, the effects it has on family, children, friends, and myself in the future. I have been fighting an Auto-Immune Disease since February 2016. I was initially diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, however over the last few months, my symptoms have changed, are still changing, and my physician is just as stumped as I am. I am currently going through more testing to try to pinpoint an exact diagnosis and hopefully that will get my treatment on the right path. “Matrix” and I are both involved in the Bowling Green Special Olympics. He has been competing for 3 years in the track and field competitions. I have been a parent/coach volunteer for the past 3 years, and I love it. It is the most amazing experience for he and I both. I have 2 dogs that I absolutely adore. I got Atlas when I first moved into my apartment. He turned 2 in July, but is still a big baby. He is a 50lb pit/lab/beagle mix, and he is smart, sweet, protective, but at the same time scared of his own shadow. Then in February of this year, “Matrix” and I fell in love with Charlie and had to bring him home. Charlie is a little 22lb Jack Russell/Rat Terrier mix. He is full of life. He is a definite cuddler and likes to be held to where he can look over your shoulder. He and Atlas finally after about 3 months became friends and now they are inseparable. They are too funny to watch, and yes, there will be several post about the “Story of Atlas and Charlie”.
Why have I started a blog? Well I have noticed more and more that I actually have a lot to say about certain topics, and the only outlet to express my thoughts, feelings, opinions is on Facebook, which I have to say is not the greatest outlet I feel for expressing my thoughts and feelings at length anyway. I am sure when people see one of my huge post they scroll right on past. So, I thought, why not start a blog. This way I have an outlet for me, and I feel it is very therapeutic at times to write out your thoughts and feelings. I have no doubt that there will be post that people will disagree with; everyone has their own opinions and we are all entitled to our own. I have no doubt there will be grammatical errors; I will try to keep those to a minimum, because it does irritate me when I see those type of things in others posts, however I am not a professional writer, never played one on TV, and don’t claim to be, so I am sure there will be changes of tenses, incorrect punctuation, etc, so please be patient. And lastly, I am doing this because I have been through many things in my life, from absolutely wonderful to scary to sad to horrible things, but I am STILL here. I have survived. And if anything I have been through or have survived can help or touch one person then it is worth it.
So with that I am ending my first post… Have a wonderful day…. 🙂