I am a 38 year old motherless daughter, wife, and mom of two. Two completely different kids. One boy, Jamie, who is 12 years old and has cerebral palsy. One girl, Riley, who is 7 and neurotypical. Jamie is sweet, giggly, and learning on a two and a half year old level. Ri is funny, artistic, and striving to be independent. She’s outgoing, he tends to withdraw in large groups of people. She’s loud and very verbal, he’s non-verbal. She’s easily excitable, he’s so laid back. I love them both so very much and couldn’t be more proud of them.
Joel and I have been together for almost 17 years-married for 13 of those. We have a wonderful relationship, with all the normal ups and downs. We love, fight, and genuinely enjoy each other. We are committed to our marriage and our family.
I have a full-time job as Co-Commander-in-Chief of the Family Eck. I enjoy reading, writing, music, being with friends and family, and ancestry research. If I learned anything from my mother and grandma, it’s that family is everything. They were both big influences on my ideas about family and friends, forging lasting relationships with those you love, and helping your fellow man.
I have another almost full-time job working with my wonderful husband, building our web design business. My titles include: Social Media Manager, Billing Specialist, Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable, Search Engine Optimization Department, and the office “Girl Friday”.
I have been told that I’m talkative (I guess that’s due to my childhood where I tried to get attention). This is a good thing, because I write like I talk. I am not afraid to talk / write about any subject. Nothing is off limits with me. I may discuss sex, boogers, and poop. Hopefully not in the same article, but you never know. This whole motherhood thing is like quicksand. You never know where your feet will land, or if you’ll be standing at the end of the day. I hope you feel comfortable enough to ask us anything!
If you choose to come along for the ride (and I hope you do) you’ll find that it gets a bit bumpy along the way. After all, I’m a work in progress. I’m still being “Modified by Love”.