I am a mother of 6 beautiful children. The five oldest are all boys and the youngest is our only girl. Their ages now are 19, 17, 15, 13, 11, and 9. My husband and I have been together for about 24 years this coming December. We have 2 indoor cats and two little rescue kittens. I am a stay-at-home mom because I choose to be. Our house is the place for kids to hang out, whether for an hour, or for the entire summer. I have had up to 13 kids staying over some weekends AND I'm still sane! LoL. My hobbies (when I have time!) are scrapbooking, reading, and occasionally catching up with my soaps.
April of 2011 I was diagnosed with Stage 2 cervical cancer. I can't even tell you how the pit of your stomach drops out just hearing the C word. I was devastated. I had to have a procedure called a LEEP, where they tried to cut and cauterized all the bad cells out. The LEEP itself almost killed me. On the operating table, I had to prepare my husband because I had a severe reaction to the anesthetic. Well, someone up there didn't think it was my time, because I'm still here taking care of my family! Every day is an amazing blessing now. I appreciate everything more than I ever have before!
Last month, our oldest had a terrible longboarding accident and I took him to the ER to get his head stitched up. They did a CAT scan. The doctor said he has nothing from the longboarding accident, but ... "I'm so terribly sorry, he has a brain cyst. He will need to see a specialist and possibly have brain surgery." Oh, God. Make sure your children know each and every day how very much they mean to you. Because you might not have them tomorrow. We are terrified of losing our son, but we just don't have the money to see a brain specialist. At least not one that knows what they are doing! We are going to try our best to do this and it's our biggest priority right now. Please pray for us. We need all the help we can get!