Happy Funday Monday...
If you haven't read my Part I post - read it HERE.
Okay so where are we at? Oh yeah.. Eric and I.. HA
So we started dating after the hilarious comment he made at the bar. I mean he was too charming. My ex-boyfriend and I had only been broken-up about 3 months so I truthfully was still healing and honestly not ready to get "serious yet", but I thought "time to have fun". Eric and I dated in college and eventually after a few years I felt myself "falling" for him. I graduated with my BS in Rehabilitation Psychology in 2002 and Eric still had two more years left of college (see what partying will do to you). I decided to stay at CMSU to pursue my Master's degree in High School Counseling and to spend more time with Eric while he finished up.
I worked full time and went to school full time. I worked during the day and spent my entire evenings, every day of the week, on campus in class in my Masters program. It was quite challenging. Eric was very much into weight lifting and going to they gym consistently, and it started to rub off on me. I quit smoking and decided to pick up his ONE healthy habit "going to the gym". Eric and I spent our free time at the gym and still partied on the weekends. Eric started bouncing at the "Star Bar" and this quickly turned into me spending my evenings there with him bellied up to the bar, then working my tail off at the gym the next day sweating out Tequila and Vodka. ICK...
I need to speed this up.. Sorry this is soooo long. So we came home - he started his job and I fell into the job I am currently in. On May 14, 2005 we were married. We had a small wedding (about 90 people) with AWESOME food and just those people around us that were truly a part of our lives. It was a gorgeous day and I married a gorgeous man. We took the money that we would of been given for the wedding, and put 20% down on a house. YAY - NO PMI. We took a honeymoon to Jamaica in December 2005 and it was PERFECT.
|Elle ~ 10 months|
We started trying for another child right before Elle turned 2. It took 5 months to get preggo with Wesley man. Wesley Charles was born on July 2, 2010 (8lbs) and boy this time things were DIFFERENT. My pregnancy was NOT easy. I was sick, he was huge and it hurt, sciatica was awful, and labor SUCKED. I was induced because of high blood pressure and my epidural wore off/or didn't work and I felt everything.stinkin.painful.contraction. Life didn't get easier after he arrived. He had colic, I mean the kind where he did NOT quit crying for anything for a full year. It was hard and I felt guilty for Elle. All she wanted was "mommy" and I was tending to the Wes man. I took another 3 months off with Wesley as well and started back to work after that. I honestly feel like my head is FINALLY above water now he is 2 and doing MUCH better.
I struggle daily with my self-confidence but I will NOT falter, I will keep pushing through because it is MY choice to do so. I will LOVE me because I DO. I want my children's children to tell my story one day and use the word "STRONG" as a description of me. A strong mama, that worked very hard, loved all people, danced in her living room whenever she wanted, cried in the bathroom when days were bad, adored her husband and children, and truly and honestly loved herself:)
|A few Christmas's Ago|