Who am I?
I am the youngest in my family. I have one sister. I have hair that is constantly changing color unable to decide what it wants to be. I forget to pluck my eyebrows. I am uberly competitive. It bothers me when people use there, they're, and there incorrectly. I am an avid animal lover. I wanted to be a vet but ended up crying more than the owners when putting an animal down, so therefore out the door went my veterinarian career. I am a Daddy's girl. I hide my tears and am ashamed of them. In fact, when my husband or children cry it makes me feel awkward. I have NO idea why, it's just a natural feeling for me. I was/am the athlete. I love almost all sports that I excel in and loathe those that I do not- example: bowling. My middle name is Marie for my Great Grandmother. I miss California (we lived there on/off for 3 years while Joe was in the Marine Corps). With that, I miss the Marine Corps... the guys used to tease me that I was the SGT Major of the Marine Corps with my wonderful knowledge. I volunteered a LOT of my time for a wonderful non-profit organization called www.marineparents.com for almost 5 years. I do not LOVE kids but I love giving them hope. I am going on my third year as the Girl Scout Daisy troop leader and first year as the Brownie asst leader. I was a Girl Scout growing up- until I thought it was uncool... little did I know that I was uncool. I had the same best friend since 1st grade until probably ... a year and a half ago. And it makes my heart ache every time I think about how much I miss that friendship. I am not perfect. Sometimes I try too hard to be. I married my high school sweetheart- but again, we are not perfect and did a lot a living before settling down. I got pregnant too young but fell in love at first sight. I almost lost BayLeigh- our first born. I gave birth for the first time with my husband thousands of miles away in Iraq. I gave birth to our last born, Charley, with my husband thousands of miles away in Afghanistan. I have two great and awesome friends that I consider my bests even though they are far away. I miss them fiercely but they have helped shape me into the woman I am today. I love the sport of swimming. I become pregnant almost too easily- and therefore my heart aches for those who can not. I am a child of God. I come from a "whole" family- a mom and dad who are still married and love each other. I do not get along with my sister very well (although it's getting there once we both agree to disagree). I think sometimes I am TOO common sense, there is no grey area and everything is black and white and if everyone else could just see that we would live in a perfect world. (ha) I love serving people, I think that's who God made me. I volunteer. I can not say No unless it is to my children. I want to give and allow my children to experience whatever activity they want to in order to figure out where their niche is. I don't get to see my family as much as I would like to. I like Bud Light Lime... its delicious. I eat food... a lot of it, so I'm not a skinny girl and I'm proud of that- I have four daughters and I just turned 28 you do the math. I am very sarcastic and quick with comebacks. I need to be more humble. I am involved in our church.... although I have been on a long break trying to find myself one might say but actually I've just been selfish and lazy. I read the Bible. I read a lot of anything and I will reread my favorite book 25 times and learn something new every time. I am a scanner. I hate voicemails, in fact if you leave me one chances are I will never listen to it. I saw you called and I will call you back! My first car was purple (how awesome is that?!) My first french kiss was in 8th grade to Jamie Farrell. I turn very pale in the winter, almost translucent... if you shake some glitter on my I may be mistaken for a Cullen family member. (That was a Twilight reference) I have NOT read 50 Shades of Gray and I'm ok with that. I love Harry Potter and the Hunger Games. I grew up on Princess Bride and Adventures in Babysitting (every time I go to Chicago I get so excited about the Diamond Shaped building that Sarah was scaling). I feel home when my husband is there. I love candles and bathtubs (tubbys). I used to think the Gin Blossoms song Hey Jealousy was actually "Hey Chelsea" and my friends and family allowed me to think this until I was oh 20 or so??? I used to think the color magenta was actually pronounced mag net ah and this was until my wedding day... I can NOT say aluminum without stumbling over that word. My piercing blue eyes actually give me headaches because they cause me to squint all the time. I LOVE sunflower seeds. I got a little addicted to BF3 but I'm better now ;) I miss my husband when he is away. I dislike our dog. I am more a cat person.
I was born able.. able to get pregnant easily... able to give birth and have normal pregnancies and labors. God blessed me with a family. My heart aches for those still trying... who have been trying for what seems like forever to them.
God made me uniquely and created me with love. This is how my IP's baby will be created... uniquely and with love.
I am who I am... God wired me... I am who I am and have nothing to hide.
I had a miscarriage... and now.... God left another little impression on my heart.. one that aches with empathy and love with those who have lost a child as well. Compassion doesn't even begin to describe how I feel towards those in pain. I am who God made to and shaped me to be with all the experiences that have brushed, bumped, stamped, slid, moved across/through/around/ontop/under me. With each movement I am forever being etched and chiseled into the Christian Woman/Mother/Daughter/Sister/Wife/Gestational Carrier/Swim Coach/Crave Leader/Girl Scout Leader/Neighbor/Cousin/Fan/Jesusfreak/Crazy Driver.