Just saying hello

I’ve finally done it, started a blog! I’ve thought about doing this for a long time. But was always too afraid to actually do it. Well, things have changed.

Not only is this a new year, but it’s had a crappy start. On the surface anyway. I’m trying to look below the drab exterior and see the silver lining underneath. Wish me luck!

A bit about me, I have four children. Mikayla – 24, Trevor – 18, Shiloh – 17, and Levi – 7. My oldest is married and out on her own, so you likely won’t hear much about her. Don’t worry, I love her bunches! The middle two are great kids and pretty much do their own thing. Now my youngest is a different story. He is my challenge.

Levi has been diagnosed with PTSD, Mood Disorder NOS with Schizophrenic & Psychotic Tendencies, Conduct Disorder, and  ADHD. He also has suicidal and homicidal ideation.

Quite the mouthful, isn’t it? He has been hospitalized twice, and attempted suicide once. And yes, he’s 7.

I love all my children. I carried them under my heart for nine months, they will always be a part of me. But Levi, he is just different. He wears me out, confuses the hell out of me, makes me crazy mad, and inspires me.

I’m sure the majority of my posts will be about him. For that, I refuse to apologize. Our life is complicated. Every single moment of every day is fraught with emotion. Just getting through each day is a success. For all of us.

We are definitely unconventional. We tossed our stupid box out the window a long time ago.

So, welcome along for our ride. I hope you enjoy this tiny peek into our life. If you don’t, well, you know how to leave. 🙂


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