Everyday seems like a uphill battle. Between work, homeschooling the kids, my own education, and setting up for a second job, I feel like I am losing my mind daily. Most likely I have lost my mind but live in such a deep denial, nobody can tell yet! Although maybe after trying out this Blog thing I will totally lose it, and my kids will be on their own. LOL! But only time will tell.
My name is April Beal, I am 36 years old living a life I had not planned at all. I don’t even remember what my dreams used to be, I just know I am not even close. That is all OK with me. I am married to a man that I want so desperately to love, he is beautiful, and amazing, but we have hurt each other so much. Most days I am not sure we can ever heal from the hurt that we have caused each other. Most days I just want to walk away from it all. Somehow we are still together and we are both still trying, in our own ways. Who knows what the future will hold. But today we are a family doing the best we can.
I am also a mother, my oldest LaNea is 13 years old. She is the most brilliant child ever.(not just because she is mine she truly is very intelligent) She is so sweet. She really care about people and making sure they are OK. She is home schooled and tried so hard to do well and stay on task. You see my sweet girl, is ADHD and ODD. We all have heard of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) , and some of you have heard of ODD (Op-positional Defiance Disorder) I am not going to dive into either of those now. As we explore living life with these challenges, we will share with you, what they are and how we cope, and overcome them.
My Second child is also a daughter 11 years old. Her name is KayteLynn. She is a sweet ball of love and energy. This kid loved physical affection. Any chance she can get to snuggle up and watch a movie or read a book together, or even just getting her foot zoned. She takes it. I don’t know a lot about love languages but I am sure touch is hers. She is so sweet. She is always eager to please her family and loves to serve. She also is home schooled. Although not formally diagnosed she is Dyslexic. Its a trait that 5 of my 7 sisters have been diagnosed with. So why test for something you already know? I hope to share with you different insights to Dyslexia. Not just learning strategies but also behavioral . Together we will learn, teach and overcome dyslexic misunderstanding.
Last, but most definitely not least. My only Son. Leadger, who is 4 years old. He is the positive energy in our family. Always smiling, just loves his sisters more than any little boy has ever loved his big sisters. Like I said he is only 4 so he is still a fresh slate. We haven’t messed him up too much yet. With him I hope to share adventures of having older kids with younger ones or one for me. But I also hope to tackle the media crisis. I hope to help come up with new Ideas for entertaining other than You Tube.
Thank you so much for joining me on my new journey. I hope I can make this a place of love, understanding, and no judgement. I look forward to growing together, after all that’s what life is all about.
Much Love and Sincere appriciation