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Overcome

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAimagesEveryone at some point in their life will have to overcome obstacles, and i am no exception. The 2 biggest things in my life that i have had to overcome are the death of my daughter and alcohol and drug addiction. When my daughter passed away i was in so much pain i wanted to give up on everything, and if it wasnt for my son needing me i would have. To lose a child is the most soul crushing experience there is, and my heart gos out to anyone else who has ever had to suffer through it. The only thing that brings me comfort is knowing that i will see my daughters beautiful face again when my time is up.  I have a very deep appreciation for my children and i am very emotional when it comes to a child or baby being mistreated, meaning if i see someone doing it i will go off on there head. (not kidding)

The second hardest thing i had to overcome was my addiction to alcohol and prescription pain killers. I have had a problem with alcohol since i was very young, i was 12 when my parents started to notice,  but they didnt care enough to try to stop me, so by the time i was 15 i had legally died twice , i was then put in AA and graduated even though i was drinking the whole time .  When  I was about 21 i developed an addiction to pain killers  after having several ovarian cysts rupture, the only time i was clean was when i was pregnant, if i wasnt pregnant i had something in my system. My rock bottom was in june of 2011. i weighed about 100 pounds, i would eat a mini bag of chips every few days, and i was drinking a half gallon of liquor plus a 12 pack every single day, and my tolerance to pills was so high that it wasnt worth buying them, i was away from my family, and about to lose them forever when Darrell asked me to come up while the kids were at his mothers, he said we would have fun so He  bought a bunch of alcohol just so i would come up. The next morning we talked about everything and he made me take a huge first step to getting clean, he made me pour all of the leftover alcohol down the sink, and i cried when i did it. After that i relapsed on july 26th of 2011, darrell married me 3 days later and i have been clean and sober ever since. so now i try to help people who have lost children or are dealing with addiction, i want everyone to know that no matter how bad things are they can always get better and there is hope.

What obstacles have you had to overcome in your life? If you feel like sharing you can do so in the comments, or if you want you can write a post about it and i will reblog it, as long as its clean.

 


Challenge (The weirdest dream you have ever had)

my beautiful boy

my beautiful boy

images (4)The weirdest dream i ever had, was scary and sad while i was dreaming it, but now it is pretty hilarious.

When i was pregnant with our first son, i dreamt that my baby was an egg, (yes an egg),  and i kept my very special egg on a shelf where i could constantly check on it to make sure it was okay and see if it had hatched. It was my husbands birthday and i was throwing him a big birthday party, well while i was preparing his cake i realized i only had 2 eggs and i needed 3, so i was upset. My mother then came in the kitchen and said whats wrong,  i told her i couldn’t make Darrell’s cake because i only had 2 eggs, so she started to rummage through her purse and said here you can use this one. I said thank you and finished making his cake. Well the party went very well and everyone had a good time, when people started to leave i went to check on my little egg/baby and it was gone. I started freaking out and i ran in the living room to tell Darrell and my mother that it was gone, my mom spoke up and said are you talking about the egg you had on that shelf ?  I said yes have you seen it, and she said that is the egg i gave you for the cake. I started to scream and cry and ran to the kitchen where the cake was, to figure out how to get my egg/baby out of the cake, but the cake had been cooked and half eaten. I hit my knees and just starting screaming, and that is when i woke up. When i woke up i was still crying and shaking, and it still amazes me how real such a stupid dream could feel.

So my challenge for you is to tell me about your weirdest dreams,  write a post about your weirdest dream, and then either send me the link to it or leave something about it in the comments, and I will reblog it.  but keep it clean, cause if you have a potty mouth I will not be able to reblog it. Im anxious to see if anyone cant top this one, lol. 🙂


Miracles ( Challenge )

images (38)Do you believe in miracles? Have you ever experienced a miracle? If so here is my challenge. Write a post about your miracle or why you believe in miracles, and do a pingback to here or come leave me a comment, and i will reblog your post. Only one rule no potty mouth’s allowed so keep it clean or i wont be able to reblog it.


Life Through The Lens Challenge

This weeks life through the lens challenge is Pain.
Display a photo that you have taken or a drawing that you did, which illustrates what Pain looks like to you.
This theme will be open to submissions until next tuesday September 9th, at which point it will close and a new theme will begin. When you are done with your post just do a pingback to here and at the end of every theme i will list all who participated.
This past weeks life through the lens challenge was Love, I want to say thank you to http://motherhendiaries.com/ and http://mentalinthemidwest.wordpress.com/ for participating.

http://mentalinthemidwest.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/creative-bits/

http://motherhendiaries.com/2014/08/27/life-through-the-lens-love/

https://mommyx4boys.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/life-through-the-lens-challenge-my-vision-of-love/


Life Through The Lens Challenge

This weeks life through the lens challenge is Love.
Display a photo that you have taken or a drawing that you did, which illustrates what love looks like to you.
This theme will be open to submissions until next tuesday September 2nd, at which point it will close and a new theme will begin. When you are done with your post just do a pingback to here and at the end of every theme i will list all who participated.

This past weeks life through the lens challenge was miraculous, I want to say thank you to those who participated. Every submission was great.

http://theindecisiveeejit.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/life-through-the-lens-miraculous/

http://mentalinthemidwest.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/i-have-lived-to-tell-the-tale-of-my-people/

http://beginninglifeat43.com/2014/08/25/my-miraculous-little-fairy/

https://mommyx4boys.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/life-through-the-lens-challenge-my-vision-of-miraculous/


Life Through the Lens Challenge – My Vision of Miraculous

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Dominik

Dominik

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This weeks Life through the Lens challenge was Miraculous, so i drew three pictures of the most miraculous things i can think of, my children when they were babies. Two of which almost didnt survive, but all of my little ones are my miracles. Being a mother to them is the best job in the world and i wouldnt trade it for all the money in the world.


Life Through The Lens Challenge – Miraculous

This weeks Life through the lens challenge is – Miraculous. Display a photo that you have taken or a drawing that you did, which illustrates something wonderful and miraculous to you. This theme will be open to submissions until next Tuesday August 27th, at which point it will close and a new theme will begin. When you are done with your post just do a pingback to here and at the end of every theme i will list all who participated.

This past weeks Life through the lens challenge was fear i want to say thank you to those who participated you did great.
https://mommyx4boys.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/life-through-the-lens-challenge-fear/
http://theqwietmuse.com/2014/08/13/enemy-within/
http://frillthrills.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/life-through-the-lens-challenge-accepted/
http://mentalinthemidwest.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/creative-friday/
This is going to be a weekly challenge done every Tuesday, there will be a theme with which we are supposed to pick out a picture or create a drawing that we feel illustrates the theme. This challenge will last for 8 weeks so feel free to jump in at any time.


Life Through The Lens Challenge – Fear

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This weeks life through the lens challenge was fear. The picture above is fear for me, the idea that i may live to see another of my children or my husband go before me, scares me to death. So i drew a casket for this one. I am not afraid of dying, but i am afraid of losing those that i love and having to try to live without them.
https://mommyx4boys.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/life-through-the-lens-challenge/


Life Through The Lens – Challenge


Hey everyone,
me and Erin over at http://mentalinthemidwest.wordpress.com/ have been talking back and fourth for a couple weeks about doing a challenge called Life Through The Lens, and we finally decided to go ahead and get started.
This is going to be a weekly challenge done every Tuesday, there will be a theme with which we are supposed to pick out a picture or create a drawing that we feel illustrates the theme. This challenge will last for 8 weeks so feel free to jump in at any time.

This weeks theme is fear, so either pick out a picture you have taken or create a drawing and show us what you think fear looks like. This theme will be open to submissions until next Tuesday August 19th, at which point it will close and a new theme will begin. When you are done with your post just do a pingback to here and at the end of every theme i will list all who participated.


A Most Embarassing Challenge

images (43)images (44)What is the most embarrassing thing that you have ever done or that has ever been done to you?
For me it is tough to pick just one thing, through the years i have done a lot of stupid and embarrassing stuff, but i think i know the most embarrassing event.
When Darrell and i were dating i was 17 and a binge drinker. We had been dating for about a month when i got completely wasted and passed out, nothing unusual about that at the time, until i awoke in the morning and the bed was soaked. Darrell was still asleep next to me and i was mortified as i came to the realization that I had peed on my boyfriend, thats right boys and girls, i was so drunk that i had peed in the bed. I was so embarrassed i thought i was going to die. Anyone else im sure would have never stopped talking about it, and would have constantly made fun of me for it, but he never even mentioned it.
Now here we are almost 14 years later married with children and the only bed wetting that is going on is the occasional accident by one of our kids, lol.
So here is the challenge write a post about your most embarrassing moment and either do a pingback here, or let me know about it in the comments section and i will reblog it. I am really anxious to see if anyone can top my story, i hope someone can, lol.


Cartoon me

Cartoon me

Cartoon me


I want to thank my friend The Indecisive Eejit for starting these drawing challenges, i had forgotten how much i love to draw until i started doing these. So this weeks challenge was to draw cartoon versions of ourselves, it was quite a bit harder than last weeks cat in a hat challenge, but more fun also. So anyway here is mine, its not all that great, but i had fun doing it.
http://theindecisiveeejit.wordpress.com/2014/07/13/cartoon-craziness-challenge-week-2/


My Zombie Art

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A friend of mine from http://theindecisiveeejit.wordpress.com/ did a post and challenged everyone to draw a cartoon, im not sure if this will qualify for her challenge, because i believe she wanted it to be the cat in the hat, but i never liked the cat in the hat so instead i drew this, (I know im a big fat rule breaker) Princess jasmine from the Disney movie Aladdin, with a little bit of a zombie spin. Its kinda messy cause i did it in like 15 minutes but here it is anyway, whatcha think. You can check out her challenge here http://theindecisiveeejit.wordpress.com/2014/07/09/cartoon-craziness-challenge/


Challenge (The Best day of your life)

Update this challenge is now closed.

darrell and i

darrell and i

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me

my dad and me

my dad and me

me, darrell, dominik, and dj

me, darrell, dominik, and dj

darrell and i

darrell and i

my dad walking me down the isle

my dad walking me down the isle

The best day of my life was the day i married my husband. When i first decided to do this post i thought oh well the best day of my life would have to be the day my children were born, but i changed my mind. Because even though those days were wonderful and very special to me, the day we got married is the day my life was changed forever. 3 days before my husband and i got married i relapsed, and when he came home i was so drunk that i could barely walk, (its a miracle he married me). So the day we got married i swore to myself, and to God, that i would never touch a drink again, and i havent. Ever since that day i have devoted all of my time and energy to my family and God. That day is when i feel like our real life began, its when we both let all the bad stuff go, and said its time to make it right, it was also the beginning of me finding out who i really am. Almost everything before that seems like a dream. Sure there were periods of being sober, like when i was pregnant, but i was always waiting anxiously for the day i could drink again. Now the thought of drinking makes me disgusted with myself. All of these are reasons that our wedding day was the best day of my life, but the best part is that i married a wonderful man, who i love more and more with each day that passes. This is my best day, and my challenge for you is to tell me your best day ever. You can send me the link to it or leave something about it in the comments, and I will reblog it. Feel free to include pictures and anything else you would like, but try to keep it under 1,000 words and keep it clean, if you have a potty mouth I will not be able to reblog it.