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I am Not as Strong as I appear. I enjoy weakness from time to time. We are a homeschooling, special needs family of 6. My 4th son has a Congenital Heart defect, and my oldest has ADHD. I am a survivor of Adultery and mental abuse. I learned that you never really know someone until you are strong enough to stand up and walk away. I love and protect my children, with everything I have. My life might seem unbelievable, but I couldn't make this shit up if I tried! Stick around & let's get to know each other.

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Congenital Heart Defects

Welcome to Hershey!

We haven’t even made it to the park yet and we are having a great time already! We are enjoying time together, time in the pool  and time forgetting about everything that has been weighing so heavily on us. When we checked into our room yesterday there was a little package waiting for us....
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Hershey Park, Here We Come!

After months of planning, we are just hours away from leaving for our Pre-Surgery vacation! We were in the middle of planning our trip when I mentioned it here a few months ago. We had what we thought was a nice trip planned, and what we really wanted to to was to spend time...
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Dear Owain, I’ll Stand By You

I heard this song today and thought of Owain.
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6 More Days Until Our Vacation!!!

There is an awesome story behind our pre-surgery vacation that we are taking next week that has been almost completely donated. Tonight I will just share where we are going! Squeeeee! We are leaving in 6 More Days!! The kids can hardly take the wait. And neither can I!
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! Yikes, I am Thankful this day is over! The day itself was a good one, a wicked busy one though and I am exhausted from it! We came so close to finishing up E Nut’s homeschool for the year, but he fizzled out at the end of the year end review...
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Pulse Ox Virginia: Mandating Pulse Ox Screening

After seeing that New Jersey became the First State in the Nation to Mandate Pulse Ox screening for ALL Newborns I got to chatting on facebook with several others amazing CHD advocates in Virginia. I have been talking with a few others about working on a bill for the past couple of months, but...
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Vlogging with My Little Owee

A vlog in which I say “for realies, yo” for realz.
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Remembering The Day Owain Came Home For the First Time

May 29, 2008 was one of the best days of my life. After close to 4 weeks in the hospital, after being told over and over that he could go home, only to be kept another day, we brought Owain home.   It was such a surreal feeling. I was starting to feel like...
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Random Thoughts from a Tired Mama

I have looked back over some of my posts from the past few days and they seem to be a bit rambly (if that is a word) and may or may not make any sense. Somehow I am am OK with that, lol. So in keeping up with tired rambling I need to share...
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Photos from Owain’s Heart Cath

I was too tired to unpack my camera and upload the photos last night, but I manged to get to it today. I wish I would have gotten a few videos as well, he was such a funny little boy. It is interesting how easily he settles in soaks up everything around him.  ...
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Quick Update on Owain’s Heart Cath with Decisions to be Made

It has been a long day. I didn’t sleep much, or well last night and not that my day is over I don’t have much energy left. Everything went great. We ended up going in much later than scheduled, which made for a long morning for Owain. We were scheduled for 9:30 and it...
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Owain’s Heart Cath Monday May 16

I like to think that I have been doing a pretty good job holding myself together. Between his birthday on the 3rd and thinking about his first surgery 3 years ago, and his up coming Heart Cath tomorrow and surgery next month, I have had plenty to freak out over. I have really tried...
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Thankful Thursday and Owain’s Surgeversary

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! I spent the day with my little Owee. I am Thankful for every day I have with him. Three years ago today Dr Peeler saved his life and every moment of his life is a blessing. I am Thankful I made it through the day without breaking down and crying. I...
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