I also have a "secret" blog that a friend and I keep together, just for fun. That blog shall remain secret. I mean seriously, do we write anything on here that might cause people to gasp ( a baptist drinking WINE) or hurt someone's feelings ( I went to Wendy's and her house was a pig sty! JUST Kidding Wendy ! I love reading your blogs and we BOTH know I havent been to your house in forever! If you need to feel good about your house chaos, come see mine !) . Sometimes you just need to vent. I mean I couldn't get on here and complain that my husband is a slob and my preschool parents are crazy ( only a couple really are!). Everyone needs a secret place, a place that is just theirs. That is what my "secret" blog is for. My random thoughts that can't hurt anyone, even when I am having a bad day.
So, you might ask, why are you starting another blog? Well , my primary goal is to be able to comment to all you awesome crazy ladies that I have gotten to know through "blog lurking" . Many of you I feel like are my friends! I know, I know.... you have no idea who I am. Another reason is , I just love to write. I love to write about life. I want to be known as a memory maker. I think one of the best ways to preserve memories is to write them down. Write them down in such a way that the reader can smell the soup in the kitchen, can hear the baby crying and feel the love .... as though they are there.
So, here I go again .
First I will introduce myself and my family so you know where I am coming from.
My name is Debbie. I have a preschool in my home and we are completely state funded. I LOVE my job. I am a commissioner on the Arkansas Early Childhood Commission. I am a mentor for Quality childcare in Arkansas. I work 24/7 with my husband Randy and we just finished a children's music CD that we will present at over 36 shows this summer in a three state area. Wanna see us? Check it out. www.kiddosmusic.com. I love singing. I love scrapbooking. I would love to lose oh.... a 100 pounds.
I have a 19 year old daughter who is gorgeous. Danielle just moved home from spending a year in Hawaii. Many would say she is spoiled. I would say she is loved. I would also say she drives me crazy as our relationship changes from little girl / mom to young woman and friends.
I have a 22 year old son, Addam , who is super intelligent. He is in the army and is in linguistics. His major language is Korean. Addam reminds me how hard it is to keep a mother /son relationship strong after they leave home.
Geneviette - she is 2. She is Addams daughter and the most precious grandbaby ever, and my first. For years I have watched grandparents talk about their grandchild being the smartest or the prettiest and laughed. I am one of them now... ugh.... LOVE being a grandma.
Randy- there are sure to be blogs about Randy. I was married for 16 years to my high-school sweetheart. That marriage crumbled , or was smashed, however you want to look at it - and God sent me Randy. now seriously, why would God send me - a strong Baptist girl - a devout born again Catholic? It has been the best of times and the worst of times. Randy and I just are good together in most every aspect - except faith. I haven't gotten an annulment so Randy cant take communion in his church. My kids were against an annulment. I hope to one day in the future. My pastor says for me it is just a piece of paper. So glad my faith isn't determined or affected my someone else's piece of paper. Anyway, so far, this journey we have taken has been wonderful . We have had bumps along the way, but love prevailed. Maybe God knew what he was doing after all.
I do have extended family here . My brother and his family live here and my parents. My mom has cancer ( 2nd time ) .
Life is good. I am a believer that you have to LIVE life to ENJOY it.