Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog. I'm new to this but hopefully I'll learn as I go and this won't be too painful for everyone to have to read. I'll start by introducing myself to everyone:
Hi! I'm Amy and I'm 31 years old...(I tell my kids I'm still 30...& probably always will because I forget my age at times so I automatically say 30). I was born in a small town in Alabama where the hospital is still is but they do not deliver babies anymore. I lived in Alabama til I was roughly 3 when my mom met and married my wonderful stepdad then moved to Mississippi to a smaller town that I hated til I moved when I was 16 years old. Then I moved to a much smaller town that still to this day does not have a stop light. I've moved around, had babies and gotten married since then. I had a miscarriage when I was 16...baby Jeremiah Andrew. I dropped out of high school but after years of public school and home school I gave up and got my GED and graduated in the year I would have in high school. I had my first daughter a year later a month before I turned 19. My now almost teenager (will be in July)...I'll refer to her as "Hero" which my husband called her. 6 months later her Godfather died...I think of him all the time since he was a big part of my life & my stepdad's&j cousin. I got married in 2002, a year later, to my grade school sweetheart...(4th grade sweetheart). Then my "adventures" began...
My husband joined the Army and left for basic training & AIT 5 months after our first daughter together was born. I'll refer to her as "Princess". After 4 months my husband graduated AIT & we moved to Louisiana, where we stayed for 2 years. During the stay there we had our second daughter together. I'll refer to her as "HoneyBun". We came "home" and stayed with my in laws while we found a place...which was another small town with nothing. We had our son...my "CrazyHorse". 6 months later my grandmother died...my beautiful lovely grandmother. (I never met my real father's parents due to them dying years before I was born...also my biological father is not a part of my life or my children's lives). When my son was 1 we moved to the next town over to a much bigger house to rent and closer to my college. We lived there awhile but a year later finally moved to the town I was born in...which is where my college was but my husband had started attending on his GI BILL so we needed to be close. I also worked while attending college and taking care of kids but we struggled. My husband and I separated. I let him have the kids one weekend I had to work and I didn't see them again for over 8 months...the longest hardest of my life by far! I drank a lot, worked a lot, dropped out of school, and got a boyfriend just in spite. My husband stole my car in the middle of the night so I moved in with that guy and his parents...drank even more, cried harder, dealt with being hit...figured I deserved it...tried to leave 3 times...got threatened with lies...but eventually I left-pregnant in the middle of the night with only my clothing. I left everything else I owned at that house where I guess it still is...I didn't even get all my clothing, tv, cover, pillow, etc. but oh well...I got out. My husband & I got back together and moved to our new rental home & 5 months later we had our daughter...who I'll refer to as "Monkey". When she was a year old our landlord offered us a 3 bedroom (we were in a 2 bedroom) for the same price...so we took it and we are still here a year later. My stepfather's grandfather "pawpaw" died last week. My kids are hating school (same school I moved to at 16 & dropped out of) and ask me daily to please homeschool them. I've left out a few things that I'll now fill in about my kids.
Hero stays with us 1/2 the time but lives with my parents right down the road because she's spoilt rotten by them. Hero has ADHD, ODD, & bipolar disorder. Princess had trouble as a baby but has outgrown most sleep apnea, breathing & stomach issues but still has asthma and ADHD. Honeybun goes to Shriner's children's hospital for issues...so far we have had these diagnosis: internal femoral ante-version, tibia torsion, patella misalignment & hyper elasticity of her body. We are hoping to not have surgeries when she is 12 (min will be around 12-14 surgeries we are told). She had a full mouth rehabilitation at age 4. She is bullied daily and has trouble due to this. CrazyHorse has severe ADHD...even on medicine. A few months back a dr. He saw from birth jerked him off all meds at once and he almost had a heart attack due to withdrawals at age 6. Luckily no lasting damages. He goes to a new dr. now! He was tongue tied but had corrective surgery at 9 months old. Monkey will be 2 this week. She had lots of issues as a baby. Skin issues and stomach issues were the worst!!! Her eczema has almost completely resolved itself and she still has few stomach issues but its a long way from specialty formulas and not being able to drink any milks and full GI TRACT scopes, C DIFF diagnosis, full allergy tests and etc. now she has a few issues with milk but nowhere close to before. She's got more energy than any of the others even CrazyHorse...lol. But I love them all and they are my life and my husband's life!
Now I'll tell you a bit about my husband: He is 33...soon to be 34. He was medically discharged from the United States Army due to knee arthritis and deafness. He is a disabled veteran. He's a welder...only thing he's done since high school other than years in Army. He was hurt at work but I can't talk about that as of right now...sorry :(.
But that's our life together...with 5 crib midgets...in the country...in a rented mobile home...but we are happy even if we struggle right now.