I feel like my sanity took a 5-year hiatus.
I used to be a regular here. I originally joined the boards back in 2005 when I found out that I was expecting my first child, a beautiful little super warriorress named Charlotte. She's 9 now. I also have a 5-year-old named Maverick who is the joy of my heart. He's ridiculous and witty and a complete rascal. They're great kids.
I haven't been around in the last few years because my life took a insane change. My husband, my wonderful Mike, was killed in a motorcycle accident 6 days after Maverick was born. Needless to say, when I should have been posting up an obnoxious number of adorable pictures of my newborn baby, him with his sister, countless family photos, and squealing over the different sizes of his toes - instead I was planning my husband's funeral. Juggle that, a new baby, a grieving 4-year old who adored her Daddy, having to find work, the animals, the house, blah blah blah - Life just threw a lot at me and, apparently, it took 5 years to get some semblance of normalcy back!
So, I'm glad to be coming back. I missed all my Momma's! I got to keep in contact with a couple via Facebook but there's a bunch I didn't! And I hope to meet new ones that I haven't met yet!
I'm dating a wonderful new guy who my kids adore but he's never had children before! So I need a place to vent about Maverick's 5-year-old insanity with other people who are dealing with the same! Heh!