Monday, February 28, 2011

     Middle age is the period of life between youth and old age, usually between 40 and 60.  I will own the label, although I have some friends who won't.  Some days I feel like I am 21, some days so much older.  I try not to pay attention to my age.  Since I turned "twenty-ten", I haven't really cared about my age.  And yes, I really did say twenty-ten because 30 was really hard for me!

     I am married to the best man around.  Jim makes me laugh, he calms me down, and he knows my many moods.  He gets me.  He works hard to be a good husband and father.  He works hard at his job.  His one flaw is that he doesn't rub my feet...... 

     I have a five year old daughter named Delainey.  She really is a miracle child.  she's pretty awesome, if I say so myself.  She loves Barbies, Princesses, movies, spinning, Pink Bear, and life in general!  She takes after me in so many ways, good and bad.  Pray for Jim, he needs it!

     I have two stepsons and they are good kids, men really.  Shane is almost 21.  He is going to college right now and hoping to be a teacher.  Dylan is almost 18 and a senior in high school.  I need to make sure they are good with me talking about them before I say more.  I am truly lucky because I have a great relationship with their mom.  She is good mom and has always made me feel welcome in they boys life.

    Right now, Delainey and I are living with Jim's parents in their small, one bathroom house!  Jim has relocated and I am hoping that we will be joining him soon.  I miss living with Jim, but it has been a great bonding time with his parents, especially for Delainey. 

    My mom lives in northwest Indiana with her boyfriend.  They are taking care of his mother.  I have younger brother who is raising his son as a single dad.  I am pretty proud of him for what he has been doing with his life!

     So, that's my family.  Functional most of the time with moments of total insanity.  We make it work most of the time.