Monday, August 30, 2010

This Is Where I Realize I Missed Something...

I seem to have forgotten an extremely important thing...

To let you know who I am! haha

My name is Cathleen.  I am 19 years young.

I have 2 children of my own, my eldest is Alexandra who will be 2 next months and my youngest is Gabriel, who has just turned 4 months old.

Our first child was definitely unplanned, and definitely not expected for at least 5 years past the point we had her.  However, she is Daddy's little girl, and mommy's little princess, and I would be lost without her.  Also, without her, I would not be on this journey!  Our son WAS planned, and we were sooo hoping for a little boy.  I wanted a Mama's Boy.. but he's his father's double, and snuggles only with Daddy hahahahaha

For short, we call them Lexi and Gabe.

Now.. background information....

I grew up in a small town [super small... but we have 5 Tim Horton's lol].  In case you hadn't pieced that together yet, I am a proud Canadian :)

I lived in British Columbia for 5 years [ages 1 through 6] but lived in New Brunswick for the remainder.  My mom loved it there... but fate had as move back to our family.

I am fluent in French and English.  And for the record, 80% of Canadians do NOT speak French.  I had to go through a lot of work to graduate with my French Immersion Certificate.  Elementary school was 80% French [which means that 80% of my courses were taught in just french] and I was taught mathematics and science in French until grade 11.  Of course there was also a French class on top of that, but I thought that was implied.  Through grade 11 and 12, I had to take a semester of French each year, which was difficult... lots of reading, many essays and of course, the dreaded verbs.  Do you have any idea how many verbs there are in French? And then you get into the past present and future tense... and then there are exceptions to every rule.  It's insane!!  To those who speak only French... I commend you, for it is like chinese... well... almost.

I got pregnant in my junior year of high school.  Half way through actually.  I completed my courses for that semester and attempted to start up again the next semester, I went to school until I was 41 weeks pregnant, but was cut from my online courses after I had Alexandra because I had no internet access at home.  I waited until the following semester to go back [Alexandra had to be 4 months old to attend daycare] and then I finished the second semester.  We planned a pregnancy for August 2009, and conceived in the first month.  I went to school for the first semester, which was all I needed to graduate.  I graduated June 25th 2010.  One of the proudest days of my entire life.

That's my education in a nutshell... I know that was long haha.

I met hubby when we were 13.  We were both in Sea Cadets, which is a youth military program.  He was my best friend for 2 years and when we were 15, decided to date...which was March 27th 2006, but promised that the friendship came before the romantic relationship no matter what.  He proposed May 2009.  We are still trying to set a date, but have recently decided that we want to wait a month AFTER I have this baby so that I can enjoy the day while not being pregnant :)

I'm not sure what else to tell you about me.  That's my life pretty much.

Kind of boring, I know.. but it is what I am made of... every wrong turn and bad decision brought to me where I am today, and has shaped the person at this computer.  It has made me the kind of mother and partner I am today... and hopefully that is not a negative thing, but something that will change others' lives for the better.... Is that not what we are put on this Earth to do? To help others, and receive help?  We all struggle in this life, and without those around us, without the support of our families and friends, where would be?

I would not want to steer into that direction, for I can not imagine where I would be today without every single turn and swirl and storm.  I am who I am, and no one is the same as me.  I am proud of that.

Thank you for caring enough to read this completely off topic ... topic.  

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