One June 27th, 2006 all the angels in heaven must have been smiling down upon me, because that's the day this little ray of sunshine came into my life, and forever changed it. His name is Jeremiah and he is my son. Jeremiah has a mild form of autism, but that doesn't make him the person he is. He is loving, kind, and cautious. I often joke he will be the class clown, because he loves making others laugh, and he knows he is funny. Though he likes to play it safe he can also be a wild child when he wants to be. Upon meeting him he may come off as shy, but once he gets to know you he becomes a little chatterbox. He thinks life is all games and if it were up to him he would play all day long. He starts kindergarten this August and is looking forward to it. He loves babies and I know he will make an awesome big brother some day. Right now Jeremiah is into making friends, washing his hands, Spongebob and Spiderman, and using the potty (he just mastered the art of potty training). He loves apples, string cheese, lunchables, McDonald's, being tickled, hide & seek, and helping mommy and daddy cook and clean.
This here is my man Dan. We met on June 30th, 2005 and have been together for almost 6 years now. Dan is the oldest of three children, and tends to be on the more organized and responsible side. He is sensitive, generous, affectionate, and loyal to those he loves. Dan and I have been through more in 6 years than some couples have in 20 years. But that only makes our relationship stronger, because we've been through the good, the bad, and the down right ugly. We are very different from one another, we don't share too many common interests, and we have quite an age gap, but we intend on beating the odds. We know neither one of us will really change who we are, but that doesn't matter. What matters is we love and accept one another for who the other person is, even the flaws. I think we have made it this far we can make it no matter what, and I hope that we do. Just you and me, forever and ever babe...xoxo
This is my bestie, Danie. We have been bestfriends for only 3 years, but in that short time we have grown closer than I ever could have imagined. A bestie is important to have, because she knows you better than you know yourself, and that's always a good thing. She is there when I need her, we can spend hours on the phone talking about nothing and everything, we can finish each other's sentences, and we agree on almost everything. I don't know what I would do without her...probably lose a bit of my sanity. So, I am thankful that I have her as a part of my life and I hope she always is. Because there is nothing like the love of a bestfriend...a bestfriend that is like a sister to me.
My dad, Wayne has been a part of my life since before I was born. People say we are just alike and I think that is a good thing, because my dad is quite a character. He is hilarious, loving, very intelligent, quick and witty, and he always knows just what to do and what to say in any given situation. He is always supportive of me, even when he thinks I am making the wrong decision he stands by my side. He is always there when I need a ride, when I need someone to vent to, when I need a shoulder to cry on, and when I need a good laugh. I am grateful that he is my father, because he is the best father any girl could ever hope for. I love you daddy!
My mom Stephanie is a rock for me. She is not my biological mother, but since the night we met she has loved me like I was her own. She never fails to be there when I need her most, rather it be for advice or I just need someone to talk to. She relishes in Jeremiah's achievements as much as I do. We are more than mother and daughter, we are good friends. We have so much fun together when we hang out...watching our chick flicks that my dad hates, drinking margaritas, and laughing as loud as we can. I love my mom and of all the women in the world who could have walked into my dad's life, and therefore be my stepmom, I am glad she is the one. I love my mom for being a mom and a friend.
I may not have a daughter of my own, but I do have my very own goddaughter, and that's the next best thing. Don't let this sweet, angelic face fool you, Leaira is a 100% certified wild child. She's as feisty as she is sweet. She likes to give soft kisses and big hugs. She is loyal to her friends and family. She is super smart too and will talk your ear off if you give her the chance. She is a spitfire to the fullest, but when she smiles she will warm your heart. She is very girlie, but she can also be just one of the boys. Leaira loves Dora, going on the potty, playing outside, and seeing her friends. Even someday when I do have my own daughter, Leaira will have a special place in my heart forever.