While driving, please keep a careful watch on motorcyclists. Yesterday while I was waiting in a doctor. Office...ok...a podiatrist..aka..foot doctor...#gettingoldwitharthritissucks, who's office is on the ground floor with windows and door right by the street, I saw a white work van cut off a motorcycle and kept going...while the cycle lost control, spun and slid on the street. The waiting room I was in was full, there was a lot of traffic...and I was the ONLY person that ran to help him. Thank god he only had a bad scrap on his whole forearm (not even the nurses came out with bandages or anything...i had to go in and ask for some!!) and had a couple of things broken on his new bike, but he was able to ride I home. It could have been a whole lot worse!!!
I just can't get over that
1) the van never stopped.
2) no one helped this stunned/hurt guy
And 3) he wasn't wearing his helmet which was still strapped to the back of the bike as he left!
So yeah...it's hitting me hard that as of tomorrow, I will have 2 kids in high school.
My oldest daughter, Taylor is graduating middle school along with her peers whom we've known since kindergarten!
Us parents became great friends sharing the joys and pains of our kids growing up...right before our eyes, yet...how did this happen so fast?! There were field trips, concerts, sleepovers, holidays, class parties and fish fries...didnt we just celebrate their communion...oh wait...that was 4 of my children's communions ago! I tried "taking it all in", being a hands on mom like everyone said, and yet...it still haunts me that I somehow missed her getting from a little girl just starting kindergarten...to here...graduating from 8th grade!
I am so proud of my daughter for becoming such a great kid (minus he talking back and the messy room and the grades...well...lets not talk about that...but I hear that is very normal). She has really turned into a blessing to us. I can't wait to see what these years ahead will bring (oh God, please be gentle).
As she takes this next step in her journey called life, I will be there for her cheering her on! I want to thank her for giving me a little...well...A mini me. Thank her for being the sweet, friendly little blonde girl that loved everyone and hated nothing (ok...so I'm talking about her BEFORE the onset of hormonal crankiness).
I want to thank her for making me laugh, having a great mom/daughter relationship and being a test tube type of daughter...you know...she's the oldest girl so I'm using her as what works and what doesn't...my test tube daughter. LoL. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't of met such wonderful friends whom we shared turning 40 together, girls nights out, them visiting me and cheering me up when I was in the hospital on bedrest with Kenny and Nick, and watching our babies become young adults! I will always cherish each and every one of them!
So tomorrow we will watch as our second child graduates out of St. Francis. Such bittersweet feelings along with only the best of luck to all of them as they go off to high school. And for the teachers who have been there for them all these years...a huge THANK YOU, THANK YOU and THANK YOU!
I am a SAHM who has been married to Tony (my soul mate) for over 15 years.
I am a twin and so is my husband. We are both artists, have 6 siblings (just the exact opposite)and now we have 7 beautiful living children and 8 angels (7 from miscarriages and Nick, Kenny's twin, who passed away 2 days after birth from complications to extreme prematurity. All of my children were born @ 34 weeks, except for the twins, they were 23 weekers and my last daughter, who was born at 36 weeks!
My family is my life! I have 6 amazing sisters and 1 brother (who is now taking care of my son Nick and my miscarried babies in heaven for me). Now I know why John died 24 years ago...it was to prepare my family and I for Nick's passing...and to be there for Nick.
I love gardening...every year I go nuts and plant a huge garden. I love jewelry and headpiece designing. My dream is to one day own my own bridal headpiece and custom jewelry boutique!
I love all crafts, painting, drawing, digital scrap booking, photography and...well...I just love to be creative.