I am living a wonderful life. I am a mother to 7 children. That's right I said it..... 7 children. Most people call me crazy, but I just laugh at them. Two years ago my life seemed normal enough. Normal that is until I got married.
When I got married I already had three children. My oldest son from my first marriage, and my two children from my new spouse. And then it happened, my world turned upside down. My mother-in-law died 10 days after we got married. And it has been a roller coaster ride ever since.
Less than a month after we married we took in two nieces. This would be a temporary arrangement. They were only with us for 6 weeks, and then the court system sent them to live with their father. Then less than three months after moving away the home they were living in was raided by the police department. It turns out that their father was a drug dealer. My husband and I knew it would be a matter of time before they would be taken by the state from their father. Four months later, under major protest from myself, The girls were back, and they brought a sister and a brother with them. Two months later we were given guardianship of 3 girls and a boy. And if that wasn't bad enough, the oldest of the girls was pregnant.
So, here it is 6 months after getting guardianship. We are now in bankruptcy, stressed out, and our patience has been tested until we reached our breaking point. We now only have 3 girls and 3 boys and a brand new baby girl. Our home is non-stop craziness. From sunrise to sunset the fun never ends.
And that my friends is my story. And what follows is a glimpse into my life. I make no apologies for my posts. I am not a writer, just a wife and mother trying to find my way in this world.