I am once again joining in with Jamie Rider at jamieridlerstudios.ca for Wishcasting Wednesday.This week Jamie asks: What do you wish to reclaim?
For me this was actually an easy wish. I wish to reclaim my life. The last few years have been a little crazy. Five years ago I got engaged in the middle of grad school. six months later I was married to my best friend and 1 month after that we found out I was pregnant. A couple of weeks before that I sound my grandmother's house and just days after we found out I was pregnant, my mother in law died. Nine months later i gave birth to a beautiful boy after being on bed rest for 6 weeks. Three months later I was pregnant again. It was not really a surprise and we were thrilled. Two months later, I was afraid I was miscarrying, only to find out we were having twins. A little over two months later I was put on bed rest for fear of going into early labor. At week 35, I gave birth to a girl and a boy and things were great until 2 1/2 weeks after they were born and my son was rushed to Children's Hospital Boston with RSV. One week later, his twin sister was admitted with RSV too. We had 2 infants in the NICU and a 10 1/2 month old at home. My son was hospitalized for 3 weeks and my daughter for 2, although she was on a vent and tube fed for 6 days (until she pulled out her tubes, she's a feisty one). My grandfather died 1 week after the twins came home from the NICU and my sisters and I drove to NC with a year old and 6 week old twins. Four months later, we bought our house.
Thankfully, since then, things have been relatively quiet. The biggest issue lately is my mom being diagnosed with Breast cancer. My grandmother, her mother died of breast cancer. My mom was tested for the gene and is positive. I was tested and am finding out the results today.
This is a really, really long explanation for why I need to reclaim my life. I want to start living the life I really want. My New Years Goals spell out how I want to live my life. Now I have to reclaim my life and live it to it's fullest and follow my dreams and goals. Life has been crazy over the last 5 years, but life is settling down. Life is getting somewhat easier now that the kids are getting older. I need to stop making excuses and start living my life the way I really want to!