Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness
Proud mom of a son with autism!

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About Me

Burlington, NC, United States
All I can say about me is that I am a survivor of domestic violence. The only good thing that came out of my first marriage is that I have three wonderful sons and that I am now a much stronger person, I have grown into a better person. I am now married to a great man who has adopted my sons, and loves them as his own, as they are his now..he even says that the two younger ones look like him...my life is good. I have a son with autism so that has become a goal in my life, to help raise awareness and find a cure. I also have a son that is Bi-polar, and well all I can say is that autism is easy to deal with compared to Bi-polar disorder, well that is a little blurb about me.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

New Post!!!!

Can't believe its been almost a year since I posted on here, first of all I am sorry that it is taking me so long to post something and I really have no excuses. But alot has happened over the past 11 months. I have had 2 surgeries, one of them was Dec 20th of last year, it was a life changing surgery that has made my life so much better. I had gastric bypass and so far I have lost about 157 pounds depending on whose scales I stand on. My marriage has improved and we even renewed our wedding vows on our anniversary, my oldest is a high school graduate and is taking a few college classes now. And that makes me feel so old!! My middle son, the one with autism is doing amazing, and my youngest has found God is going to be baptized on Christmas day!!! I also was recently baptized as well, God has really changed my life so much. Well that is the short version of what has been going on in my life, I will try to post more often. Also I was able to finally meet some of my birth fathers family. It was great, still have to meet some more including some half siblings, I never imagined that I would ever get to meet them, but so happy that I am getting a chance to know some family of my birth father. Will post more again soon!!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Updates, holidays, and changes...

Well, it has been along time since I have blogged...and so much has happened. I am homeschooling my oldest, well actually he is enrolled in a virtual on line high school, so it does most of the teaching. And I am 5 weeks out from having spinal surgery, on my c4-c5 disk. I had a spinal fusion and diskectomy done..and on the 20th of December I am having gastric bypass surgery...I have to admit that I am a little nervous, excited and scared all at the same time. I really want to loose this weight and be healthy again. I had gave up soda and started eating less and lost 28 pounds, but have gained 2 of them back, because when I found out my surgery date I started drinking soda and eating things I shouldn't, guess I panicked. But I am hoping it is just the holidays stressing me out.

My kids are growing like crazy, and are now young men, not mommy's babies anymore. I love them so much!! Money is tight and me missing all this work is not helping my stress level, although I do not miss my job at the hospital. I am also in the process of getting my insurance license, I have already passed my state exam and now I wait on the state to do there part. Guess I going for a career change along with my lifestyle change with my surgery...hope I can handle it all.

And on a more personal note, I have tracked my family on my fathers site, I don't know my father and never had. But according to my birth mother, and his ex-wife, and his brother, and now my half siblings I was told I needed to stay aware from him. So I am just enjoying getting to know my uncle and half siblings. I always hated being an only child, so now I have a chance to get to know brothers and sisters...I am excited and scared....but this has been something I have wanted all my life. So many new adventures are to be gone after in 2011...and I hope and pray that 2011 is so much better than 2010.

Peace and love I will try to post more often....

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My first step

Yesterday, was a big day for me, I started the process to have gastric bypass surgery...I am so excited and scared....I have been thinking about this for a while...and made the decision to do it...everyone please wish me luck and say a prayer.

I almost wish I could do it and get it over with, but it is a long process, it could take 6 or more months to even get my surgery date...I will keep everyone posted.....

I think the hardest part of this will be giving up soda.....OMG...I really need help with that...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Its been a long time....

It has been a long time since I have posted anything on here.....kinda lost my interest in blogging..and really much of anything else...still hate my job, kids are growing up so fast, me and the husband are still together, things are ok.....just trying to take things day by day....spend a lot of time on facebook...I will try to get back into blogging again,....TJ is doing better, went to his autism doctor today...they are adding a new medicine to help with his anxiety issues...so keep your fingers crossed for us.....Michael the oldest is trying to stay out of trouble, homeschooling is doing good,,just trying to keep him motivated....hope everyone is doing well....

Monday, February 8, 2010

Just venting!!!!

TJ all he does is scream anymore....I am really tired of the screaming.....grrrrr..(gotta love autism).....
Plus I work with a bunch on crazy people....isn't it funny when you work with people older than you and they act like your kids....another grrrrrr!!
And please this is the south no more snow or cold weather I am ready for it to go away......
sorry had to vent...

Friday, February 5, 2010

It has been awhile....

ok...I know it has been ahile since I have been on here.....but life it so freakn' busy anymore....so here is the FYI.....
I am likeing my new job more and more....and I have started school again.....but I am getting out of the healthcare field...I love my classes....my new major is cybercrime tech and information securties.....the kids are growing up so fast...OMG, 2 of them are taller than me....my son with autism amazes me everyday....he is doing so good.....he loves to remind us that he is a teenager now...he was BIG 13 in January....and husband is still at his same job, but he is happy with it....and has also started taking some management classes....so again life is busy.....and our marriage is better, I guess we needed to have a bad spot..but we have made it through it. I will try keep up with this blog more....
peace for now
:)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sorry!!!!

Sorry to all that is has been so long since I have been on here....so much has been going on....so for the short of it....here it goes....we have moved because I was offered a job at UNC healthcare and yes I accepted it.....the kids seem happy and I like my job....as for the marriage I feel that it will be ending soon...but I think it will be for the best....long story....that I feel I should not go into in this blog....

The schools are not as good as Mooresville NC schools..but the kids seem happy...so we will see how it goes....so far so good.....

I will try to do better with keeping up this blog.....

peace and love to all.....

Thursday, June 18, 2009

UPDATE!!!!!!!

Sorry it has been so ling since I have posted anything...really haven't been in the mood...plus facebook is so addicting....

Here is a short run down of things....my mom has been in the hospital was on life support...made 2 trips to Ohio to be with her...but with lots of prayers and the staff at FMC..she has made a great recovery..she is in a nursing home/rehab center for now, but will hopefully get to come back home soon....we will keep praying...

We have a kitten....(my husband who has always said that he hates cats) brought home a kitten....and he loves the more than anyone else in the house...(will post pictures soon).

All of the boys made A's ans B's on there final report cards....... YEAH!!!!

Still struggling, but so is most of America....just trying to stay positive....

hugs for now....

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Stress

Well things are stressful...hours have been cut at work but bills keep going up.....not fair.




now for some good news....TJ won 2 first place ribbons and 1 second place ribbon in the Special Olympics last week....we are so proud of him.

Don't have a lot to say..at least nothing really good..so I will call it quits for now...

peace and blessings

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Old Pictures of my grandfather..he raised me and I will always call him DAD...





In memory of my DAD...although he was my grandfather he raised me and took me in as his own, he was the best father I could ever have asked for....these are just some random pictures in his memory....." Daddy you are deeply missed"