Hi, my name is Michelle.
I'm a widowed mom to 4 children sense 2006. My kids were 2, 4, 6, & 16 years old when their dad died. They are now 18, 20, 22, and 32 years old now. My two youngest still live at home. They both have autism and they need extra help the second to the youngest also deals with type 1 diabetes and was diagnosed shortly before 2 years of age. My eldest adult child has struggled with depression and addiction. My second to the oldest was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 6 months. My child is currently transgendering from male to female and lives far away from me.
All 4 of my kids deal with ADHD.
My pets help me personally to deal with the pain of fibromyalgia in that I have to get up my pets need attending to. A cat helps my youngest to de stress. My second to the youngest has found that his pet rats help him to be calmer and deal with anxiaty. I love and adore my children. They all are amazing people who are kind and they struggle but we survived every day of our lives so far.
I've been through a lot in my life.
I'm doing great today. I'm at my youngest son's school waiting for him to finish. He wants me to stay near by so he can except school if he needs to. So while I wait I take one of the dogs for a walk. I don't want to go for a walk but I got dogs that need it to make my self do it.
Some days are easier then others with walking two big dogs.
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