About Me…

Photo Credit to the Amazing and Talented Kidography by Dania
Photo Credit to the Amazing and Talented Kidography by Dania

So… here I am trying to do something that I have thought about for a long time, something that so many others do so well… here I am starting a blog!!! I know, I know… finally ;)… no seriously… I have meant to start this, written on paper ideas and stories and posts… all witty and cute… all  not relevant to life as I know it now, to our new normal. I swear every time something in life happens or changes the search for normal begins… a new house and the wonder of when it feels like ‘our home’ and not ‘some other people’s home’… a new baby and when the waking up with a fresh person, strolling them, changing them and loving them becomes ‘Whoa!!! She is totally ours!’  normal.

So here I am, starting to write about my journey to the new normal…

Let’s start with an introduction.

I am, what I consider, a kind, positive and fun person… mother to three of the most beautiful and close sisters ever made, one of which just happens to be an angel – a real Angel… I love to run, eat and drink wine… I love to talk and play with my lovely ladies… I have been known to be slightly bossy but all and all… I am just regular old me…

So this is me, me and all of my regular old self… attempting to find a new normal – or at least a piece of it. Me, trying to live life enjoying all the little things, exploring lots of new things and creating lots of memories. It isn’t the life or the plan I thought I would have, but honestly when does that really happen?

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18 thoughts on “About Me…

  1. Sitting up in the middle of the night and I was blessed with this.
    I am 68, recently diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, ie can’t take more than 6 steps without a walker. We are brave women. I feel for you.

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  2. And I am an angel mum. My youngest of four children died suddenly at 22. 15 years ago.
    Yesterday I caught a cab to the city as I am on the council for Compassionate Friends.
    I offered to stand down because of my disability, but they are so kind. It is something I can do to reach out to others who have lost a child. I look forward to being your friend. My new normal now includes a walker and I will start a blog, maybe call it Legless.

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    1. Thank you… I would love to hear more about Compassionate Friends… I have not ever fully looked into and think it might be good for me in coming years… I would love to follow and learn your story… hear about your angel and your normal. We are all different people, but it is much better to be in this together…

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    2. Janice, I empathize deeply with you. I am now pretty much wheelchair bound due to severe rheumatoid arthritis. The damage in my knees and back is so severe I cannot straighten my back or my legs making it (of course) incredibly difficult to stand or walk, I am currently pursuing gastric bypass surgery so I can shed some weight and get double knee replacement. It is a long and difficult process and I live every day nearly crushed by the fear of failing my surgical goals in combination with the depressing, ever increasing dependence on others for everything I do. Writing is one of the few places I can function on my own and I relish it.

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  3. Erin,
    I love your blog, and God has really put it on my heart to knit you a prayer shawl. It is purple with 3×3 ribbing (one stitch for each of your amazing girls). I would love to send it to you once it is finished.
    You and your girls are in my prayers.
    God Bless,
    Elizabeth Rubens

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  4. Erin, I am just coming across your blog. You are so strong and I think this is a great outlet for you. Its a great way for people to get to know the real you, and what an amazing person you are. Love you!!!!

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  5. Hello sweet lady, I found you through Grace Resurrected. I appreciated your story, imagined your pain and felt sameness when I read the paragraph that begins “I am a writer.” I’m convinced that sharing our stories is one of the secrets to life, thank you for participating in that.

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