1.) Being a mom.....that is my most important job, it comes above and beyond everything else. I work outside the home full time, and I am a full time mom. I've had my share of "criticism" for being a working mom. And what it comes down to.....I do what I have to FOR MY KIDS! They come above and beyond everything else. They are my most precious beings.....and I waited a long time to have them in my life and I wouldn't change a single thing! Hope to in the future be able to stay at home and home school both boys at least until high school. We'll see how that works out though.
2.) Life.....Living it! I have been there, done that. Life seems to change when you have seen as much as I have in my short little life. I've seen death more times than I wish to count, I have seen drug and alcohol addiction, both mine and my brothers, I've seen cancer and it's destruction, I've had cancer and seen it's destruction, I hate cancer and it's destruction. I've seen and lived to tell about divorce. I've seen and lived to tell about spousal abuse. So my motto...LIFE HAPPENS! Live it....learn to roll with the punches, be smart, but be FREE! Don't let the chains of life bind you...be who you are and be the best you that you can be! When life gets you down remember that this too will pass. Just LIVE, because you never know when that life will be over!
3.) I'm a bleeding heart, my passion is helping people. I would help the people in life that I loathe, if they'd let me. I'd love to be able to go to Chile or Haiti and help those families, those children piece back their lives, even if it only meant all I have to offer is a safe place for them to express their fears. And if I didn't have to leave my own children behind to do it. I want to help charities, I want to help those less fortunate than myself. I'm going to be participating in a Friendship walk that benefits children with special needs and their families in a few weeks time.
4.) Animals, I love them. Any and all kinds, they are beautiful and special and amazing to watch. I couldn't feed the birds before because my cat would pounce and scare them away. But now my kittie is gone and I can feed them once again. I fed the squirrels dried fruit. They sure did gobble that right up. I love the lizards that climb our walls, we have so many baby lizzies all over and I am trying to teach Thomas to respect the animals. I hit a bunny once, and almost lost my mind crying. And my mom was behind me and told me I must have only stunned him because he hopped away....she was probably telling me that to make me feel better!
5.) My blankets that I make. In this post I called them my obsession, but they are really a passion! My newest two....