Wow....I just did a lot here, in the about me, and when I went to save and continue it gave me am error and I tried to retrieve but lost everything!
Hmmm......I am a mom to AJ(9), Cameron (8), and Dylan(7). I am in a wonderful relationship, for the past 3 years, to Dale. Dale is a full time father raising 2 boys. Blake(12) and Nathan(8). Yes, that is 5 boys in total....6 including Dale!!! I am definitely out numbered.
Since I can't quite remember everything I worte, I will skim what I can recall......I grew up moving around a lot. My dad was in the military and we have lived in Florida, Illinois, and Texas. I had a hard time making "long term" friends....you know, the kind you grew up with as a kid? Well, thankfully, I have maintained 3 wonderful friends, whom I talk with on a regular basis, from high school. One of them I met because her dad was also in the military and we both lived on the base. Yes, the wonderful base housing.....
I was made aware of this site by a new friend Karyn "with a y"......She is a friend who grew up with my mom, since elementary school. She is a very uplifting person with a great positive energy.....She has really inspired me in many ways since meeting her 1 week ago!
When I was younger, 10 or 11, I started to experience some paranormal and just plain unexplainable things. I never really looked into any of these "things" until after my kids were born. I guess you can say I just ignored it and moved on. It wasn't until after my kids were born that I started to learn, through the internet, about what was "going on".
I have learned of one of my experiences as 'sleep paralysis'. This started when I was in 5th grade. I was very scared because I couldn't move at all! I couldn't scream out for help, and at 10 years old that is very frightening since kids always call out for mom when they are scared. To this very day I still experience sleep paralysis....at the most 2-3 times a week and at the least, 1-2 times a month or even a couple of months could go by with out one episode. I can go on and on about this, so please ask me questions if you have an interest or want to know more about it. I would love to chat with someone who has/had experiences with this!
Also, since I was about 14 or 15 I stared to become aware of spirits around me. My grandma used to say that it was my guardian angel. I used to question that because if that were the case, why would they give me a feeling of fear? She couldn't explain it and I was too young to comprehend it all. I didn't know anyone I could talk to about it because I didn't want to be labled as crazy......speaking of,lol, one night I was sleeping, I lived w/ my grandparents at the time, and I woke up to movement at the end of my bed (I was 15). At first I ignored it because it woke me up and I didn't know if I was dreaming. As I lay there, I felt it by my feet, it was as if someone was sitting at the foot of my bed bouncing up and down. I let it go on for awhile thinking that it would stop, also because I was too afraid to move! I finally got the nerve to get out of bed and I ran into the living room screaming for "whoever" was bothering me to "leave me alone"!!!.....My grandpa was up watching TV, because he couldn't sleep and he freaked out because he didn't know who I was talking to.....for all he knew someone had broken into the house. This is where I finally told my grandparents that they had, at this point, 1-2 spirits in their house, by the strong feeling that I felt within.....hence, my grandma's comment about the guardian angel. Later on, I have determined that there was somewhere between 4-6 spirits.....this was through another strange encounter.....one of my friends at the time was there as a witness!
I grew up in a religious family, whom I love dearly. I was raised Lutheran and made it through my confirmation and eventually dropped out of church......and religion for that matter. I felt that everytime I asked a question, about religion, I never got a clear proper answer and it left me feeling empty. The usual answer always ended with "that's just the way it is and always has been". So, in the last 5 years, I have done my own bible study and read the bible on my own. I believe in God and Jesus. I also believe in free will and that everything happens for a reason. I also believe in karma. Even though some people might disagree(like my grandparents), I believe in reincarnation. I know it goes against the beliefs of the bible but I know someone who has an awareness of a past life. I don't have the answers to everything and neither does anyone else. We are all seekers of truth and I am not one to judge anyone else on their thoughts or beliefs or about the paths they decide to take on finding answers. Everything happens for a reason!