I guess I should introduce myself. It’s not all that interesting….but, here it is.
I’m a mom, first and foremost. It hasn’t always been that way, but I think I’ve finally got it….now that they’re graduating HIGH SCHOOL! Through all of my faults – and there are many – I have amazing 17 year old twins. A boy and a girl. I’m in awe of the fact that they’ve known me for 17 years and they still talk to me. Much less call me mom. It’s an honor. And I’m so very proud of who they have become!
I’m a girlfriend….partner….would be a wife (if she’d marry me)….to the most amazing person I know. In a short time, we’ve taken a long road through hell and back….and I’ve loved it all. I’m not an easy one to love. Never have been. But she does. And it makes life good. She is my person….
I’m a step-mom….to a wonderful 11 year old boy with the most beautiful heart, amazing ear for AC/DC, and stunning dance moves you’ve ever seen. He doesn’t know I’m his step-mom. But, that’s a story for another time….
I’m a nurse. An ER nurse to be exact. With a love for pediatric patients and flight nursing. I love to take care of my patients. I love to learn. And I love to work with my people. It’s what my heart wants to do. Even when I want to scream at the boss, or punch administration….I never lose the love of the actual art of nursing.
And….what made me all of this is my family. My extraordinary Papa. My mom….yet another story for another time. My brother. My sisters….It’s a lot.
But, it’s good. And bad. And happy. And miserable. And messy. And perfect.
Most of all, it’s mine.
And I wouldn’t change a thing!