I am mother of 3 great kids, and have added a "bonus daughter" in the last year. Sadly, my sister passed away last August. I didn't have much of a relationship with my sister's daughter, but as a result of my sister's death, we have gotten to be very close. I think of her as an extra daughter, and her children are included in my thoughts as grandchildren. I finally got to change my "grandma name" to Nonny, because there were too many Nanas in the family, and now Nonny has a bunch of kiddos to love on.
I'm now working part time in the teaching field, and going to college full time. I've worked my tail off in the last year, and have earned 39 credit hours toward my degree in Music Education.
Life is moving fast, and things have been extremely difficult at times. Losing my sister was the most difficult thing I've ever been through, but loving on her daughter and her grandkids has been therapeutic.
I'm working on being the best me I can be, purely by the grace of God.