I am a 43-year-old motherless daughter, wife, and mom of two. Two completely different kids. One boy, Jamie, who is 16 years old and has cerebral palsy and autism. One girl, Riley, who is 11 and neurotypical. Jamie is sweet, giggly, and learning on a two-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. She’s sassy and opinionated, he is too. I love them both so very much and couldn’t be prouder of them.
Joel and I have been together for 20+ years. 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. We support each other, lift each other up, and allow the other to have emotions as they come.
I have a full-time job as President of our Lead Generation and Digital Marketing Agency. Joel and I work together every day and sometimes that leads to heated discussions, as you can imagine. We’ve often heard that people don’t know how a married couple works together, but honestly, I LOVE working with him. There are never any hard feelings, and who else is better to work with than your life partner?
I was raised by both my Mama and my Grandma, and if I learned anything from them 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 am a huge believer in supporting women, children, and families. At the end of the day, all that we have left are the relationships we forge.
This whole motherhood thing is like quicksand. You never know where your feet will land, or if you’ll even be standing at the end of the day. And that’s okay! Motherhood is not for the faint of heart. We must give each other the grace to do Motherhood as we each see fit.
I am opinionated and get fired up about a lot of different topics.
I’m a work in progress. I’m still being “Modified by Love”.