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Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad


25 years ago, Dad married Mom. She’s not biologically my mother, but she’s the one who saw me through puberty, who took the brunt of my abuse when I was dealing with hormone-induced bipolar.

She took on two children who were not her own. Her family took them on, no questions asked. Even after the birth, and loss, of Joshua, and the birth of Megan, never ONCE did I feel like I was second-best in their family. A child, who had felt abandoned by all that she knew, couldn’t have asked for a better family to be practically adopted into.

I never felt unloved or unwanted. Even through the scream-fests, after, and I’m sure she never knew this, I would cry myself to sleep knowing I was pushing away one person who loved me unconditionally and not knowing how to fix it.

I’m so thankful that the relationships have been rebuilt and that Mom and Dad have never given up on each other, themselves, or their family.

The pic I have used is from when Madi wasn’t even a year old. Mom and Dad had come down, with Daniel and Megan, during a Spring Break, or over the summer. She was either just a few months old, or nearly a year. Either way, this is one of the few photos I have of Mom and Dad together, but the smile on Mom’s face literally brings a tear to my eye, and the look on Madi’s face to Dad just makes me giggle. She’s still known for giving him those looks.

Anyways, Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad. Dad, I’m so glad you found someone to love you as you deserve to be loved, someone who’ll push you to your brink, in more ways than one Winking smile, and will make you think, fight, and love. Everyone deserves that. Mom, thank you for taking in two children who were in desperate need of love and care, ones who hadn’t felt it in awhile (at no blame to Dad, so shut it everyone else). You healed two little hearts that didn’t even really know they were hurting until they’d felt that love.

A Layout, Definition, and a Freebie


Kit: Colors of my Life by the GS designers

This is from one of the prompts for “One Little Word” (link is on the sidebar). I still need to do a thesaurus prompt and all that, as well, but I have the quote and the definitions that I’m using 😀

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Memories Already Being Made


I believe I chose the best word ever for 2012. I chose Acceptance/Accept in 2011, and it really made a big impact in my life. I was able to let things go easier. I was able to build healthier, happier relationships. I just accepted what I could change and did, and what I couldn’t, and just walked away. Amazing how well that worked! It got to the point where I didn’t even realize that I was.

So, I chose MEMORY for 2012. Well, Sunday, we went out. We went to several places. I left little markers for myself as I went on Foursquare. My kids probably have a few memories of me picking on them to stay behind Daddy, and pulling them back, but it was to keep them safe. Madison nearly walking into a pole once, and Ethan almost into a display helped them understand.

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What I Wonder

I’m watching Julie & Julia on Lifetime right now. The blogging part really speaks to me. I can’t quite put my finger on why Winking smile

In seriousness, though, I do wonder if people are actually reading my blog. I wonder if there is anyone out there.

I know I don’t have that interesting of a life. I’m boring, and I’m plain. I have a sense of humor, or so I think, but it doesn’t come through in writing well.

In 2012, I’m not going to stress on it, though. I’m not going to worry about if people are reading. I’m going to do this for me. I’m going to do this so that I can remember, create a MEMORY, something I will enjoy. If someone else enjoys what I write, then so be it. That would just be icing on the cake, so to speak.

How will your blogging life be different in 2012, if you’re a blogger?

2012 Word for the Year

I liked Acceptance for 2011. It truly helped. I learned to accept a lot of things, and that made living life day to day a lot easier to do.

For 2012, I’m choosing “MEMORY”. I think it’s a good choice, considering I plan on doing a P365 (well, 366 for 2012 Winking smile), two P52 (weekly layouts of the kids), and a P12 (month in review). Add into the mix that I want to also do weekly vlogs and the like, MEMORY is the perfect choice!


noun \?mem-r?, ?me-m?-\

a : the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained especially through associative mechanismsb : the store of things learned and retained from an organism’s activity or experience as evidenced by modification of structure or behavior or by recall and recognition
So, 2012 is going to be all about the memories we will be making, good or bad, happy or sad, etc.
What is YOUR word for the year of 2012?