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Gabbi is 5 Years Old!
And I am 5 Years in Remission

Monday, July 14, 2014

Growing Up

It's been so long since I posted that I'm making two blog posts!! My Gabbi is now 6 years old and going into first grade. She is getting bigger every day. I thought I'd share a pic of her and a pic of me 6 years in remission. I know there are those out there getting the awful diagnosis of pregnancy and cancer at the same time. We did it. Have faith!

Discipline?

I sometimes feel like my life has created a monster. I have a lot of love to give. I hate hurting people though in the process I sometimes hurt myself. I grew up with parents who firmly believed spare the rod and spoil the child. While I am not against spanking I find it difficult for me to do. I prefer other methods of discipline simply because I lived a life full of anger and constant arguing and bickering. I want no part of that life anymore or any memory of it. There is difference between a spanking and beating. I was beat daily. How can I inflict that on a child? I won't.

Do you find as a parent it's difficult to displine effectively? My children are as old as 17 and as young as 6. My Gabbi is my life and my miracle. I fought for her very existence. She by all rights shouldn't be here. They told me to abort her. So as she yells no and tells me she doesn't wanna do that or tells others "you're not my boss!" I wonder how to effectively discipline or change that behavior. It's so frustrating. There has been enough hitting and abuse in my own life to last a lifetime. I don't need to be reminded of any of it. So while I do not oppose spanking I tend to only spank in the most extreme situation. Do I care too much? Love too much? Am I hurting her? Maybe. I have my own issues with the teenagers. I will save that for another day! What are some of your best parenting tips?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Life Changes

It's been awhile since I posted. I have neglected this blog for personal reasons. My life has changed a lot in the past two years. The biggest change has been one that I don't like talking about or making public but for me to continue writing it's necessary to say my marriage ended in 2012. I will leave it at that. He has been a part of my story and nothing will change that but my life has moved in other directions. I also haven't wanted to hurt anyone including family that has followed my story.

I want to keep writing though so it's time I put this out there. I'm happy. I'm healthy. My baby girl is 6 years old! She is happy and healthy as well. She just finished kindergarten. I got her a Yorkie puppy for her birthday who is a crazy little thing. She has chewed almost all my shoes and I find potty training difficult! We just love her though. Her name is Rapunzel due to Gabbi's insistence on that name. I decided to call her Punzie for short and it stuck.

I see my Oncologist once a year. I'm doing very well. I am strongly considering getting a Masters degree now and specializing in Oncology as an APN. That may be the next goal. I am focusing on my girls and raising them for now but I expect that more school will be in my future.




Monday, December 30, 2013

New Jobs and the Flu

I have recently accepted a new position as a home care nurse. I'm pretty excited about it! Gabbi is doing well though it seems she may have the flu today. We have really avoided most sickness until recently though so I won't complain. She is sitting here with me relaxing, however with body aches and a fever. I'm
thankful that I can be here taking care of her.

Gabbi is in kindergarten and doing well. It's amazing how much time has gone by since that horrible diagnosis but we have come out on the other side of it. I'm doing well, she is doing well. There is not a lot to add to that. We are both healthy. I am thankful for my blessings and plan on focusing on the positives in life!


                              
           

Friday, November 1, 2013

Gabbi Art!

I know its been awhile and I will update more soon. I changed jobs in the past few months so life has been pretty busy. Gabbi is doing well and actually I just wanted to post a link to help Gabbi earn money for her art class at school. She wins prizes as well for selling items with her very own artwork on it. It's too cute so I had to post.

I'm due for a checkup myself. I'm long overdue actually. I haven't had a chance to take care of myself since the new job. My hours always seem to interfere with doctor appointments. I need to go though and have an appointment with my Oncologist on November 8th I believe. I need to check my calendar! Here is the picture to purchase an item with Gabbi's art and a Halloween pic for your viewing pleasure. ;-)

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Note! Villagephotos disappeared randomly. My pictures are NOT working that I have linked. I had to file a BBB claim with them for money they continued to charge me, regardless of the fact their site is now gone. I lost well over 1000 pictures with them!