I have a very tight knit family, and the heart of that family would most definitely be my mother. That lady is amazing! She inspires me everyday. Married for 34 years to the love of her life. We lost my dad in June of 07’ to a massive heart attack, very unexpected and extremely devastating. She pressed on though. She taught me how to be a good mother, daughter, sister, friend and wife. Made sure I went to every doctor’s appointment, and even through my stubborness….made sure I did exactly what the doctor’s said.
Mothers….I am they baby of three kids. Blessed with two older brothers. They love to torment me, poke fun of me, and push me for greatness. They have had no problems with making fun of me and my illness WITH me. We laugh a lot….and always smile. Mick & Jamie are two of my best friends. They cried with me through the pain and scary times, and laughed with me during the silly ones. I truly don’t know where I would be without those two. I have two nieces…Jillian & Kendal, and a nephew Scott that has been my little motivators. Now setting down when these three are present. Aunt Bee ( that’s what they call me ) can NOT use but I’m sick….or I have MS as an excuse when I have all these little faces looking at me. They keep me young, active and healthy. I would take nothing for them. My sister-in-law Chastity…who always keeps me on my toes. If I sound bored or down…It’s not for long. She makes sure I am entertained and tries like hell to make me live life to the fullest!
My boyfriend Jason, his daughter Becka and his whole family. They have only been in my life for 6 months, but I can honestly say I couldn’t imagine my life without them. I really don’t think I’ve ever been this happy…it’s a strange feeling but one I wouldn’t trade for anything!
And last but not least….my best friend and sister at heart Felicia. This girl has stuck by my side since I was 11. She was there through my crazy times, my divorce, my diagnosis...everything! She took time out of her busy schedule to take me to my MS specialist over 3 hours away multiple times. When I was in the hospital she was there. On my shitty days, she was always calling to cheer me up. She MAKES me get out of the house whether I want to or not and I’m always thankful! She’ll never know how much she is appreciated, or how much I love her. She is the epitome of a best friend! I know many of you are probably thinking…I thought this was suppose to be an introduction to you?!?!
Well ya see, these people are me. They are the most important part of me. They make me who I am, they are in everything I do, they are in every single moment of my life that I am happy. Family is were it’s at, and I have the best one out there!