This is the story of my journey as I attempt to establish roots and do more than just "Live on the Surface".

Sunday, March 21, 2010

An understanding.

I am the mother of three.

I AM the mother of three.

I was born in Iowa Falls, IA. Most of my family still lives in the area but my father moved his family away when I was 8 and my sister was barely 3 months old. We moved to Edmond, Oklahoma while my dad chased the "oil boom" of the early 80's. We lived in Oklahoma for 4 years. We moved 5 times, each time meant a different school for me.

When I was 12 the oil boom was over (turns out we just missed it) we moved to Tucson, Arizona. We stayed there for 6 years. Even though we moved 4 times I was able to go to school with the same kids from Junior High through High School. Unfortunately, when I was 15 my parents got divorced and the foundation I had begun to build crumbled.

When I turned 18 my mother (who was the age I am now) decided that it was her turn. She left Tucson and went to New York City to follow her dream of being a flight attendent for American Airlines.

I moved to the city my father lived in and over the next 15+ years have carried on the nomadic tradition in which I had been raised. I moved from there to Memphis, TN back to Tucson, AZ and on to Phoneix, AZ and back to Memphis TN.

Along the way I collected a husband, a step daughter, a career, a few dogs and the purpose of this mission, my two year old twins.

Currently I reside Henderson, NV. We have been here for two years and recently realized we need more. We are indeed, just "living on the surface".

I tell you this not to bore you to tears but hopefully give you an understanding as to why all that I have and even as blessed as I am it is still not enough for me. I deserve more. My kids deserve more.