I think the “About” part of blogs is a little like being asked “What do YOU do?” when meeting someone new. My brain goes blank and I “um” my way through a really lame version of “stay at home mom”. That part is true, it just doesn’t seem to describe what or who I am, really.
My family and I made the move to Lodi, CA two years ago and life hasn’t stopped for one single second. I have a six year old son with various disorders and has been dealing with Generalized Epilepsy, which manifests itself as absence and drop seizures. He is truly one of the funniest children on the face of the planet.
I don’t have a job that I get paid to do and I’ve recently reconciled myself to the idea that I’m so lucky to be a stay at home mom and the fact that while I hate housework and laundry, there is nowhere else I want to be for now. The church I attend has decided to let me play outside with plants and trees and power tools and my love of being outside gets to be combined with beating back years of overgrowth and neglect.
I am passionate about music, reading, running, my family, learning to love God with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength, and attempting to live life well and with joy even though I suffer from post-chemotherapy neuropathy. That means my body hurts a lot.
I love Jesus. I drink beer. I swear. I have a tattoo and I’m thinking about getting another one. Overall, I love my life.
My new motto: Life is always darkest before dawn, which is when I start laughing at the dark.