Sunday, December 7, 2008

More About Me

I am married to a wonderful man named Alan. We met via the Internet. He is the love of my life. I never thought I would ever find someone like him. It took until I was 40 before he fell into my lap. We have been married since April 2002. We lived in California until 2005 when we migrated back to where I grew up in Virginia.

We currently are going through some rough times with his health. Alan was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy in November 2004. His heart issued have progressed to where we are now living with him having an LVAD implanted to keep his heart pumping. We have been on the waiting list for a new heart since May 2008.

I use stamping and card making as an outlet for my stress. I told my step-mom (aka Ma or Judy or “that woman who took my Daddy”) before I moved back to Virginia that stamping was not my thing. I did all sorts of other crafts but I would never do stamping. Not my thing at all. What is that saying “Never Say Never”. My supply room resembles a small scrap booking/stamping store. That is just the stuff at my house. Since Judy lives right next to me – “what is mine is mine and what is hers is mine”. You will hear a lot about Judy and my sister Dawn in regards to stamping as I progress through this journey.

Judy, Dawn and my dream is to open up a craft/stamping store close to our end of town. We keep hoping to win the lottery :) .

Alan and I are proud parents to 5 - four legged children – Makco, Shadow, Cassie (dogs), Nala and Stoner (cats) and dozens of 2 legged (chickens, ducks and geese) ones which you will get to know as you read my blog.

We also have Alan’s children from a previous marriage. Matthew (26) is his son who currently lives with us as Alan is not suppose to be alone at any time in case his LVAD goes wonky so someone can hand pump until we get to a hospital. There is also Michelle (23) who lives in Oklahoma. She has graced us with 2 beautiful grand-daughters.

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