Momto8greatkids's blog listings. Feed Zend_Feed_Writer 1.10.8 (http://framework.zend.com) http://community.beliefnet.com/momto8greatkids Read, get set and Goooo.... Packing for the hospital, is like going on vacation. You need to make sure the pets are set, the kids are set, the laundry is done, their are list of who to call and what needs to be done...Lists of numbers, places, and who to call after the "big event". I am not really scared about the surgery, I am more scared of how long I have had cancer, months, several months, years?????? Will I have a stage 1(i hope, i hope)What will they find? I will not miss my Uterus, even though it did produce 3 wonderful kids, though 5 grew in my heart, I will not miss the monthly visits.....I am not looking forward to slowing down, but I think God wants that to happen. I am not looking forward to the hospital food,(so those of you who come to visit PLEASE smuggle some in!!!) I AM looking fowrard to healing, God's miracle in my life, the love and support of my family and friends. Meals served in bed......and some peace and quiet ( I love you kids, but I really am in need of some ME time...) Ok I am racked, ready to go, taking the kids tonight to the places of comfort for them, will have a nice quiet dinner with Frank, and then tommorrow the event begins.........

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Tue, 22 Apr 2008 15:33:28 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/momto8greatkids/blog/2008/04/22/read_get_set_and_goooo http://community.beliefnet.com/momto8greatkids/blog/2008/04/22/read_get_set_and_goooo Packing for the hospital, is like going on vacation. You need to make sure the pets are set, the kids are set, the laundry is done, their are list of who to call and what needs to be done...Lists of numbers, places, and who to call after the "big event". I am not really scared about the surgery, I am more scared of how long I have had cancer, months, several months, years?????? Will I have a stage 1(i hope, i hope)What will they find? I will not miss my Uterus, even though it did produce 3 wonderful kids, though 5 grew in my heart, I will not miss the monthly visits.....I am not looking forward to slowing down, but I think God wants that to happen. I am not looking forward to the hospital food,(so those of you who come to visit PLEASE smuggle some in!!!) I AM looking fowrard to healing, God's miracle in my life, the love and support of my family and friends. Meals served in bed......and some peace and quiet ( I love you kids, but I really am in need of some ME time...) Ok I am racked, ready to go, taking the kids tonight to the places of comfort for them, will have a nice quiet dinner with Frank, and then tommorrow the event begins.........

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In the midst of it all Sometime when you think it should be all about you, you get reminded that others around you have things happen in their lives. I had one of those moments. Jonathan, my son, had a reaction to medication, which left him with neurological conditions, contorted body. His neck not balanced, his jaw and speech slured, very scary. It was so hard to believe this was real, and that he was not pretending. That took us to the hospital by ambulance. The amazing things, God placed Paul the paramedic in our path. His amazing way with my son, his love of the Lord shone through. Newly married, with a great future ahead of him, and low and behold, his mom had Uterine Cancer surgery last year, and he was so kind, supportive, and told Jonathan he knew how he felt as his mom had to undergo surgery like me. How awesome to have a man in our path that God sent of be a inspiration to my son, and a validation to me that God is real and ever present in this road I am traveling. Thank you Paul for being with us tonight....Awesome Godly man, and will be a great fireman.....

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Tue, 22 Apr 2008 15:32:39 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/momto8greatkids/blog/2008/04/22/in_the_midst_of_it_all http://community.beliefnet.com/momto8greatkids/blog/2008/04/22/in_the_midst_of_it_all Sometime when you think it should be all about you, you get reminded that others around you have things happen in their lives. I had one of those moments. Jonathan, my son, had a reaction to medication, which left him with neurological conditions, contorted body. His neck not balanced, his jaw and speech slured, very scary. It was so hard to believe this was real, and that he was not pretending. That took us to the hospital by ambulance. The amazing things, God placed Paul the paramedic in our path. His amazing way with my son, his love of the Lord shone through. Newly married, with a great future ahead of him, and low and behold, his mom had Uterine Cancer surgery last year, and he was so kind, supportive, and told Jonathan he knew how he felt as his mom had to undergo surgery like me. How awesome to have a man in our path that God sent of be a inspiration to my son, and a validation to me that God is real and ever present in this road I am traveling. Thank you Paul for being with us tonight....Awesome Godly man, and will be a great fireman.....

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Friendships

Glad I have some of these. It makes all of this so much sweeter to have someone else worry for you..I have been fortunate to have wonderful friends, some for a short time and some for a very long time. Linny...52 years is a very lomg time to have someone be by your side in thick and thin. We have all of each others childhood engraved in our brains. We cut out kids from Sears catalog, and dreamed of one day being a mom to them all. We played marrying the Beatles, bomb shelter, matrons and a lifetime of childhood joy that most kids never have, Her mom and my mom, still the "moms of all moms"...we have cried together, became moms together, and now grandmas together. I love this woman like my own sister......Susie when God was designing my friends how blessed am I He gave me you. When I adopted my daughter Zoe, not only did she get the grandma of a lifetime, I got her as my closest and dearest freind. I have talked to this woman, no less than 3 times a day all hours. I have been given the privilege of sharing her happiest and saddest moments of life. She is a sister of the spirit, and a sister in my heart. I love this woman and am so blessed to be her friend. Dale is a friend of about 31 years. I am sad I do not see her like in the past several years , her job, and my life changes have kept us from seeing each other, but I know she is thinking of me. We have shared many moments together, and I am proud to say that our son Chris has her middle name, because she is deserving of being honored in our family. She is a friend you can count on, will be there for you, and is the most honest and caring person I know...Sheryl is a cancer survivor. She gives me hope and inpiration. Even when I haven't be in contact with her for awhile, she always connects with me. She will be there at the hospital for me (not only because she works there) she always is there for me. I have met alot of people in my life, and I am blessed that she is on my friendship list. I have many more of you who I know I can count on and are also my friends. These four I just wanted to mention, because I wanted them to know how much I love them and am so glad they are in my life.....

 
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Tue, 22 Apr 2008 15:31:36 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/momto8greatkids/blog/2008/04/22/friendships http://community.beliefnet.com/momto8greatkids/blog/2008/04/22/friendships

Glad I have some of these. It makes all of this so much sweeter to have someone else worry for you..I have been fortunate to have wonderful friends, some for a short time and some for a very long time. Linny...52 years is a very lomg time to have someone be by your side in thick and thin. We have all of each others childhood engraved in our brains. We cut out kids from Sears catalog, and dreamed of one day being a mom to them all. We played marrying the Beatles, bomb shelter, matrons and a lifetime of childhood joy that most kids never have, Her mom and my mom, still the "moms of all moms"...we have cried together, became moms together, and now grandmas together. I love this woman like my own sister......Susie when God was designing my friends how blessed am I He gave me you. When I adopted my daughter Zoe, not only did she get the grandma of a lifetime, I got her as my closest and dearest freind. I have talked to this woman, no less than 3 times a day all hours. I have been given the privilege of sharing her happiest and saddest moments of life. She is a sister of the spirit, and a sister in my heart. I love this woman and am so blessed to be her friend. Dale is a friend of about 31 years. I am sad I do not see her like in the past several years , her job, and my life changes have kept us from seeing each other, but I know she is thinking of me. We have shared many moments together, and I am proud to say that our son Chris has her middle name, because she is deserving of being honored in our family. She is a friend you can count on, will be there for you, and is the most honest and caring person I know...Sheryl is a cancer survivor. She gives me hope and inpiration. Even when I haven't be in contact with her for awhile, she always connects with me. She will be there at the hospital for me (not only because she works there) she always is there for me. I have met alot of people in my life, and I am blessed that she is on my friendship list. I have many more of you who I know I can count on and are also my friends. These four I just wanted to mention, because I wanted them to know how much I love them and am so glad they are in my life.....

 
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How Blessed am I?

I have 8 great kids, but how blessed am I to have so many more. Blessings have come here form all over the world. Kids who became apart of our family. One we are proud to say is now our daughter, married our son, and the mother of my beautiful grandaughter Amika Ann (the Ann after me). Mariana,Gabi,Pam,Debbie, really captured our hearts. We feel we have daughters all over the world. I never knew you could love somebody else's child from another country, another culture as much as we have. These kids truly have become apart of our family. We see some more than others, and feel that all are apart of this family, and welcome home anytime....Love is a powerful thing. It take communication, and understanding....and the willingness to have a open mind and a open heart....I love all of you, who love us from all over the world....(and your parents too!!!!)

 
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Tue, 22 Apr 2008 15:30:31 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/momto8greatkids/blog/2008/04/22/how_blessed_am_i http://community.beliefnet.com/momto8greatkids/blog/2008/04/22/how_blessed_am_i

I have 8 great kids, but how blessed am I to have so many more. Blessings have come here form all over the world. Kids who became apart of our family. One we are proud to say is now our daughter, married our son, and the mother of my beautiful grandaughter Amika Ann (the Ann after me). Mariana,Gabi,Pam,Debbie, really captured our hearts. We feel we have daughters all over the world. I never knew you could love somebody else's child from another country, another culture as much as we have. These kids truly have become apart of our family. We see some more than others, and feel that all are apart of this family, and welcome home anytime....Love is a powerful thing. It take communication, and understanding....and the willingness to have a open mind and a open heart....I love all of you, who love us from all over the world....(and your parents too!!!!)

 
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KIDS

Here it is one week from today that I will be in the hospital. My surgery will be over, and I will be recoping and waiting to go home. Then there are the kids, and grandkids. You know mine come in all shapes, sizes, personalities, and yes even colors. I have one so stubborn he would sit in time out until Christmas before he would apologize and say sorry. I have another one so sincere and sensitive that you I wonder how we got so lucky. Then there is one who makes me cards and cards, and more cards, and is the most artistic, and verbal. Then one who always hugs, and one who never stops talking ever, and trys so hard to be excepted. There is one who I can talk to deep with, about the universe, life, and politics. Another has the heart of gold, is a care giver, and is trying to be who they want to be, even though they are grown. Then there is my organizer, healthy living, responsible one. Kids, no two are alike, they all have there place in the family but also in my heart......I am so glad to be a mom to all eight, We are a family by design. I used to cut out kids from the Sears catalog, and imagine my large family. I had wanted 12 kids, but I was only 10.....I learned alot about being a mom by my mom. I have had ups and downs in the mom department, but when the day is done, how lucky am I to have all of this love....

 
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Tue, 22 Apr 2008 15:28:53 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/momto8greatkids/blog/2008/04/22/kids http://community.beliefnet.com/momto8greatkids/blog/2008/04/22/kids

Here it is one week from today that I will be in the hospital. My surgery will be over, and I will be recoping and waiting to go home. Then there are the kids, and grandkids. You know mine come in all shapes, sizes, personalities, and yes even colors. I have one so stubborn he would sit in time out until Christmas before he would apologize and say sorry. I have another one so sincere and sensitive that you I wonder how we got so lucky. Then there is one who makes me cards and cards, and more cards, and is the most artistic, and verbal. Then one who always hugs, and one who never stops talking ever, and trys so hard to be excepted. There is one who I can talk to deep with, about the universe, life, and politics. Another has the heart of gold, is a care giver, and is trying to be who they want to be, even though they are grown. Then there is my organizer, healthy living, responsible one. Kids, no two are alike, they all have there place in the family but also in my heart......I am so glad to be a mom to all eight, We are a family by design. I used to cut out kids from the Sears catalog, and imagine my large family. I had wanted 12 kids, but I was only 10.....I learned alot about being a mom by my mom. I have had ups and downs in the mom department, but when the day is done, how lucky am I to have all of this love....

 
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