life update, and there's a LOT of it here.

Defuniak Springs, Florida
February 7, 2024 12:10pm CST
This is the first time in a LONG time that I have felt like jotting anything down here. The last few months have been a whirlwind of a lot of things- health issues, and just stress. But some good things have happened too. I have been battling health issues for MONTHS and they haven't really gotten any better. In fact there's a big new one, that I may feel comfortable enough to go into detail here later. But right now, I am choosing not to share it with the whole world. A few of you have reached out to me and I appreciate it. @FourWalls and @moffittjc have been fairly good and checking on me, and they both deserve hugs or dinner at Chuy's or something for being such amazing friends. We also finally settled on a date for the wedding! We were supposed to have it two plus years ago and then COVID, Chris grandma getting sick and a host of other things happened and sidelined us. So a couple months ago he took me out to Westley house at Eden State Gardens and asked if I would approve of that place for us getting married. I said of course. So April 20th, we are going to finally tie the knot. Its a LONG time coming. We also lost Chris grandma last month. She got sick right around Christmas and the day after Christmas Chris' uncle went up to do his usual routine and go have breakfast and coffee with her and found her lying on the floor where she had fallen. They took her to the ER where she was admitted with respirtory problems, blood sugar of 500 plus, fluid on the lungs and a host of other issues. She spent a few weeks there and had several procedures done- including a vein clean out and the fluid taken out of her lungs. They transferred her to a care/rehab facility where she was supposed to remain until she got better enough to get home. Sadly she didn't ever improve and she died about a week and a half after she got to the rehab facility. Its a big loss for the whole family and it has really hit us all hard. Right after the first of the year we got a call that he child's birth mom was hit/struck by a moving vehicle going at least forty miles per hour. She was air lifted to a hospital and stayed there for a few weeks. She fractured several bones, and had some sort of head trauma, where they had to operate to keep her brain from swelling. She has been in Michigan for months. (That's a whole other story) She's back at the hosue she's been staying at up there. I don't really know what's going on at this point but I know that they found alcohol in her system when they got her to the hosptial after the wreck.... But she seems to be okay-ish. Anyway. I just wanted to stop in and catch people up. I will try to be around later. And get to notifications and catch up with other people, but I have a FULL afternoon so I don't know if I will be able to be here. Hope everyone is doing well!
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@AmbiePam (85982)
• United States
7 Feb
With so many stressful things going on, congratulations on the wedding! That’s absolutely fantastic! Hopefully, more of the good stuff starts coming around.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
7 Feb
I hope so too! I meant to text you , but haven't had time
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@AmbiePam (85982)
• United States
8 Feb
@thislittlepennyearns Don’t worry about that!
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
8 Feb
@AmbiePam I'll text you in a little bit, and catch you up on everything else that has been going on .
@RasmaSandra (74114)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
7 Feb
Sorry for all the health issues you/ve gone through, Sorry to hear about Chris' grandma but the Lord knew when to take her so she did not have to suffer, Congrats on the wedding and I hope that brings a streak of good luck, Many blessings to you and your family,
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
7 Feb
She suffered for weeks in the hospital. So I don't really know why you would say she didn't have to suffer. I don't know if you have ever had fluid in your lungs- but I assure you it isnt good. And he was in pain.
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@GardenGerty (157873)
• United States
8 Feb
I am glad that you have at least one good thing to report with the wedding. I will keep an eye out for more posts from you. So sorry about the grandma.
@tammys85 (29952)
• Baltimore, Maryland
18 Apr
I know I'm late on responding, but I'm so, so sorry for your loss.
@FourWalls (62727)
• United States
7 Feb
April’s getting married in April…whodathunk it!!! You’re in my prayers every night, girlfriend.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
8 Feb
We were originally going to get married on Valentines day, but it didnt work out and we didn't have the time or money to do it. So 4/20 worked better. Plus we can really celebrate that night wiht a big ol fat one.
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@moffittjc (118801)
• Gainesville, Florida
7 Feb
Always keeping you in my thoughts and prayers April! I know you will triumph over every obstacle placed in your way.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
8 Feb
God I hope so. I'll need your address so we can invite you
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@kaylachan (58906)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
7 Feb
I'm glad you're doing alright, health problems not withstanding. Take care of yourself, we're not going anywhere.
• Nairobi, Kenya
7 Feb
Sorry about your health issues and losing grandma. Nice to see you here. Congratulations on your April wedding plan.