I can't believe I'm going to do this~! But this seems to be a pretty tightly knit group, so here I go (plus two of you I now know on FB! =P )
Hello. My name is Noelle (like Christmas, noel). I am married to the love of my life and this year we will celebrate 12 years of marriage. Next month we will have been couple 13 years.
We have 3 beautiful daughters (at least I think they are). =) My eldest is 9. My middle girl will be 6 in June, and my baby will be 2 in June. Yeah...2 birthdays in June, EXACTLY two weeks apart. YIKES~! lol
My middle girl struggles with asthma, badly. ='( It effects every aspect of her health. A cold is never just a cold. She has spent more time in the hospital than I care to re-count. She's my sickest girl. She was born sick with fever and jaundice. At 2 months old she was hospitalize with a fever of 104.7. I can remember packing her ice soaked towels with the nurse. She had to have an IV in her head because she was too sick and dehydrated to for them to get one in anywhere else (and they tried...a lot.) But she never lets her sickness get her down. She is so full of love and life! I can remember one time, she got the stomach flu. She couldn't keep anything down for 5 days. FIVE DAYS!!! After all the dr. visits and everything. It took her falling under her own weight, too weak to stand, before she ever stopped smiling and shed a tear. She's so brave. (the dr. finally admitted her to the hospital at that point...she stayed 3 days).
My eldest is so smart and witty and funny! And she loves to help out. And my youngest is my strong-willed child. lol But also very funny. And TALL!!! Not even 2 yet and in 4t clothing!
My husband and I have struggled all our marriage (financially, with our middle girl's illnesses, ect.), but we've survived. And honestly, I'm glad for it. We been to hell and back. And it's only strengthened our marriage. I know he is the ONLY one for me. I love him with all my heart. Our family means the world to us. I'll take this marriage, that has been full of struggle...joy and pain, over one that hasn't been tested any day of the week. I know where we stand. I know now, no matter what life throws at us, we will make it through, together. =) It's very peaceful, very wonderful place to be. (don't get me wrong, I'd love a little season of easy going. lol)
So this is me. This is us. He works 60+ hours a week at his place of employment, and he works from home. But, he also makes time for family, so I can't complain. he's my superman. I stay home and raise our children. When our youngest turns 3 next year, I want to re-enter the work force (child-care rates go down at 3 yrs of age). Maybe I'll be a lunch lady at a school. It would give the opportunity to be home when my kids get off the bus, and have every holiday and "snow" day off they do. =) I know it isn't glamorous. It doesn't have to be. It just has to make money, and allow me to still be there for my kids. My family has always and will always come first.
(I'm not knocking working moms at all!! I have the utmost respect for them! They do it all!! They rock!!! They are some of the strongest, most together women I know!)
So this is me, Noelle, removing part of veil. Welcome to my life. lol