Rants of A Raving Lunatic


I wish I knew then what I know now. Have you ever found yourself asking that question? I have numerous times since that fateful day in January when Gracie experienced her first seizure. I have that there are people that I can depend on in our times of need and that there are people who you for some reason or another just didn’t turn out to be the person you thought they were. Not by no fault of theirs, sometimes we forget that others have things that we may know nothing about going on in their lives. I have also found that when it comes to a child being sick some people just cannot deal with it because they might have to face the fact that one day their child may be in the same place and they don’t want to think about it. And then there are others who just step up and be there for you, whether it is for you to vent to or as a shoulder to cry on.

If I knew that Gracie would be diagnosed with epilepsy than I would have done more research on it before that. I would have spent more time talking to my cousin who I adore about the effects this disorder has on her son. I would have done so much more and I plan to become a champion of this disorder. On National Epilepsy Day, the entire 6th grade of Gracie’s school wore purple to raise awareness because I had told her sister to ask her English teacher to wear purple. Her teacher was so awesome she put it on her website and told the kids why they were wearing purple that day, but she didn’t tell them who in the class had it. I am so happy that my daughter attends a school that is just so awesome and the teachers are out of this world. When I decided to send her there instead of the feeder school I did so without any reservations because I knew that she would be taken care and she is.

The next thing I wish I could have foreseen in the future was the car accident the day before Good Friday. I know God has a plan for this. It has made me closer to my wonderful husband because for a while he had to be both mom and dad to the girls’ because I was in so much pain. I am thankful that it wasn’t worse than it was. Yes we all were taken to the hospital by ambulance, but I look at as a new experience for all of us.

I am also thankful that I still have both of my parents here on earth with me. As they are getting older I am thankful for everyday that I have with them.

I have also been forced to look at things in a different perspectives, it has been a wonderful turn around for me. I embrace life now and as far as the negatives, I tend to let negatives comments slide off my back and learn that someone will always say something negative, all I do is smile and focus on the positive.

I also been very blessed in this blogging world to have so many opportunities that meet new people and to go places. Sadly, I really haven’t been able to go anywhere since January because of Gracie being sick and then the accident. But I have plans in mind, it make take me two years or three or more but I will get there. If anything this has renewed my blogging life. For a while I was driven by having x number of posts on the blog and it became more of a chore than a passion, being only able to type with one hand has forced me to realize that this was not the direction I wanted the blog to go so I was forced to reflect and sometimes not post . I realized not posting was not the end of the world we all need vacations sometimes. I also learned that I wanted to get back to what this blog was before more about our life and our adventures than about total freebies. Don’t worry the freebies won’t go away I will just more selective on what I post making sure to share parts of my life with you. I am so happy to have you as followers and hope that I can be a blessing to you as you are to me. Just knowing that someone else is reading my blog whether it is 1 person or 10,000 people if I can just make one person smile than I am doing what I set out to do. To many times we are so caught up on having the latest and newest things that we end working so hard to obtain those things only to realize they don’t make us happy. In the last month the story that I had the most fun writing was about Gracie’s Hunger Games Party and it got me thinking when the blog became a chore instead of enjoyment. So I am more determined to get that joy back in my life. Thank you for reading the rants of a Mom and Raving Lunatic 😉 (Yes I admit it). Love you and hope to post again real soon. This weekend is crazy Maddie will officially graduate from high school tomorrow and I am meeting a fellow blogger and friend on Saturday. Can’t wait to see her again!! So now you know what is going in my life what is going on in yours? I would love if you shared.

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  1. Sounds like you have had a lot to reflect on lately. In times of crisis, it truly makes us realize what is important in life and FAMILY always comes first.

  2. So sorry to hear everything going on your life but atleast you you are trying to think positive and continue doing what you do best blogging and being a mommy things will work out praying you and your family!!xo

  3. Isn’t life just one big rollercoaster of twists and turns? Unfortunately there are some very low lows which help us appreciate the highs. I just hope for many more highs than lows.

  4. There is always something that can bring us down – but just focus on the good and the positive things and remember where you want to be.

  5. You are proof that God only gives us what we can handle. I can read your strength and it is comforting. My niece found out she had epilepsy at age 16. It has been a quick learning curve for all of us.

  6. Summer Is Here With 3 Kids I’m Keeping Too Busy But At Least I’m Spending More Time With Them. I Know You Have A Lot On Your Plate But Keep Your Head High, Think Positive & Do What You Do Best Being A Great Mommy Your Doing A Great Job!!! XOXO

  7. It sounds like you have quite a bit going on . I am sorry things are being heaped on right now. Take every day at a time and dont sweat the small stuff!

  8. You have been through so much recently. You’ve got an amazing perspective and are really rolling with the punches! Big big hugs to you and the family!

  9. Life can get wild sometimes, but it is best to take the bumps as well as you can, it is what it is sometimes.

  10. It’s really great that you can admit the stresses to yourself and focus on doing what makes you happy again! It’s fun to recommit yourself to things wholeheartedly.

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