Sept 1 Blog everyday in September Challenge

 

 

Welcome to day one of the September challenge! Today’s prompt is : Give me your life story in 300 words or less. So here’s my story

I was born in Brooklyn NY in 69 and I love to think the song native NYer applies to me.  It doesn’t my mom & dad hightailed it out of Brooklyn before I was a year old.  To NJ where my sister Jo was born 6 days after my 1st birthday.  We were both raised by my mom in Jersey.  With a huge love of NY where all my mom’s family lived, she dragged us on the subway to visit family every weekend.  She had no idea there was even a Jersey shore until we became teenagers and told her “Mom Coney Island is not the only beach.”

So in the second two decades of my life I totally became a NY tour guide for my friends.  We cut school occasionally to visit the statue of liberty.  The empire state building, every museum.  I used to like to brag that although we were cutting school we were learning. I did  manage to graduate HS and even start a few colleges but it was just not for me.

At 25 I had my one and only child {here onto referred as monster j} Jaimie.  She is definitely the light of my life.  Even now as a 18 yr old monster.  Even with all the gray hairs she has caused me, I don’t see how I could live without her.  I do believe that being a teenager is a stage God gives kids and parents to help them let go of each other.  If our kids were as cute & adorable as they were in birth we would never want to let them go. right?

My honey Tommy is j dad in every sense of the word.  He came into our lives when J was 9 he has showed her what its like to have a dad.  He also convinced me to adopt our precious CoCo and now we would not be complete with out them {him & CoCo lol}.

IMG_5466 my family w CoCo’s cousin Mojo who was visiting

I’ve been blogging a little over a year. I’m hooked love all the inspiration there is out here in blog land.  I partnered up with a friend Rickey & started a furniture refinishing company Ashes Restored.  I love watching something old & outdated turn into something new & useful & PRETTY.

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ps – see my Links party page for where I party & share my projects

 

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7 Responses

  1. Always great to see and visit you my friend! You have a beautiful family and you are a very courageous, resourceful, talented woman, but above all a loving mother, wife and great bloggy friend! Happy Labor day weekend! Hugs, Lizy

  2. Kassie Rew says:

    I’ve never been to NY. Would love to visit sometime.

    Also, I like what you said about God giving parents the teenage years so they learn to let go.
    I’m sure its not easy, but it is so needed! Thanks for sharing your story!

    Stopping by from the link up!

  3. Hi, Thank you for coming and joining my blog challenge. I have an almost 7 year old daughter and I think your right about there teen years being there to help us let them go. I can’t imagine being ready to let her go but she’s still young and pretty adorable. I dread the teen years and hope she’s not too difficult. Thanks again.
    Have a great weekend,
    Karissa

  4. Becca says:

    I’m thinking Coco is one of the dogs in the picture. I also can’t imagine my life without my dog, Hunter. I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts in the challenge this month 🙂

  5. I used to live in NY. I had some great times there.

  6. Sarah says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit NYC. Nice to “meet” you, looking forward to reading more!

  7. I’m very impressed by that challenge and loved learning more about you.