Friday, June 3, 2011

The first post

I've had a couple people suggest that I start a blog so friends and family can be a part of all my new experiences.  I have to be honest; I had absolutely no idea what a blog was, not to mention how I would set one up.  I was able to figure it out, so here I am.  I should also add, that I am not a professional writer and my English teachers from school would probably cringe reading this.   

Like an excited toddler, I will share all the things that I too can do all by myself.  At the age of 34, I am finally a big girl!  Actually, there are many times in the week that I feel that I am trying something new that most set out to do shortly after graduating from high school.  

I find much joy in doing things that many people dread doing.  Don't get me wrong, it's not that I think these things are fun.  I find myself with tears of joy, because they are things that I never imagined I could ever do.  In fact, I would see others do them and watch in amusement wondering "How do they do it?"   Anyway, here's a short list of things that I can do now:

put clean sheets on the bed (even on a bunk bed)
grocery shop
make cupcakes
cook dinner
drive my daughters to all of their activities in the evenings

I really hope that this Blog helps others see that we really need to be thankful for the little things in life.  I know I am.



  1. I am really excited to see your progress Jean. You are an amazing.person and I really can't wait to see all the adventures that are in store for not only you but the person that has supported you recently, your husband. I am sure your parents and brothers are also in amazement. You are a great person and truly deserve what is happening to you. I just wish the best for you and all of your family you have always held a special place in my heart and I am very proud to call hog my cousin.

  2. Wow, thanks for sharing Jean... shady

  3. Looking forward to reading about your adventures in life! I still get goose bumps thinking about your miracle!

  4. Thank you so much for your love and support. It really does mean the world to me. Life could be a challenge at times. I was always so fortunate to have the support of family and friends. I am very lucky to have had my wonderful husband love me for the person I am on the inside. As for my parents, I thank God everyday that they are still around to see the "new me" I know that they can stop worrying now.

  5. Thank you for sharing your amazing life with us!

  6. We will all share your excitement at being able to do so many "new" things. And to participate in life a whole new way. It is wonderful. (I'm an old friend of Kay's and I know how happy she is for you!.)

  7. What a great idea Jean! Your stories brighten my day and I can't wait to read more! I know that in my busy life that I so often take advantage of what I have, and I can always count on you to inspire me to "stop and smell the roses." You are truly amazing! Thanks for sharing!!