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Well as everyone here knows I’m ALWAYS bragging about my sons Alex and Josh..Well today I thought I would talk to you about “my” daughter. As the boys were growing up and they made all these wonderful friends.As they started going out with their friends and we didn’t know who their friends were we always told them we wanted to meet them or they wouldn’t go out and boy we met alot of their friends.
As time went by and their(male and female) friends started coming over, their friends would tell the boys that we were “cool” and liked coming over. As time went by some of their female friends said that I was easy to talk too and that they wish they had the kind of relationship with their moms like they(alex and Josh)did with me. So one day some of their(female friends) asked the boys if they could call me “mom” the boys asked me which I thought that was a nice compliment, no harm, so I thought yes so I’m their “other Mom“, don’t get me wrong they have a good relationship with their mothers,but for some reason the girls can’t open up to their moms, the girls said their moms don’t have time for them. I got to be really close to one of their friends Sierra, she would talk to me about her family and her goals in life, then out of no where she told me that she wasn’t that close to her mom (her parents are divorced) and she could never talk to her mom like she talks to me.
She one of the boys friends that started calling me mom. So I tell everybody she’s my daughter and I’m her “2nd mom“. She graduated with Alex(2007) different high schools and she worked with Josh and they tell everybody that they are brother and sister. Then out of the blue she enlisted in the Marine alittle bit after she graduated high school. She would called and write and then one day we got a phone call that she was coming home, the Marines found out she had some personal problems, that mentally and physically she wasn’t ready to stay so they gave her an honorable discharged and she came home.
She had to deal with alot when she came home and her parents were happy to see her home, but she herself wasn’t to happy about it. She felt she let herself down and when she tried talking to her mom about it her mom pretty much brushed her off she came over to visit, she stayed for hrs that day and got so much off her chest and told me everything(she had a eating diorder)and that she was going to counseling, she’s doing good now. Thank God...
She is a wonderful,caring,loving,person and no matter if the boys were here or not she would always come over to visit and she calls me just to check on how I’m doing. She got her old job back (Rosa’s, where josh works)and still comes over. Her dad bought her a car and first stop our house, she was so happy,she took “her brother” Alex for a ride that day, she was on cloud 9.
As she kept working at Rosa’s,one day she fell for one of her co-workers, Josh’s friend so Josh introduce them turns out this guy’s name is also Alex, they started dating. Then one day she brought him over so we can meet him,and told me she was pregnant, yea I cried and I told her I was happy and of course to take care of herself. Alex (her honey)is so loving,caring,wondeful young man and he works his butt off, he’s really good to her making sure she has what she needs.She kept me informed about all the dr visit and send me pictures of the baby on my cellphone. She told me that she was having a BOYestatic I felt like a proud grandma..
Well her due date is May 7th, last week the dr told her that he didn’t think she would hold on till May 7th and that they were going to have to induce labor this pass Thursday(4/29/09)she is a very tiny person to begin with and at the beginning of her pregnancy the dr’s knew right off about her eating disorder,they said she was going to probably have a big baby, so they kept an eye on that.Well she went in on Thursday(4/29/09)and told everyone not to show up till Friday because she wanted to have some alone time with her baby so we all agreed. I waited and waited for a phone call and I didn’t call and felt like I was bugging them I wanted to respect their privacy.
The dr’s induced the labor Thursday evening and she had her son Friday morning 7lbs 11ozs..Babys name is Alexander Joseph Self the 2nd.Mentally sierra isn’t doing good, she called and told us that they had to fly the baby to Dallas. We DON‘T know why yet. And what is SO hard breaking, she hasn’t been able to hold her baby.The dr’s didn’t let her fly with the baby because she was real weak so Alex( the baby’s father) flew with their son and when Sierra got released(yesterday) she took off to Dallas to be with her son and Alex. Now I’m going crazy not knowing whats going on. She will call us as soon as she knows something.
So even though biological he isn’t MY grandson in my heart he is. So please I’m asking everybody to keep “my grandson” in your thoughts and prayers..I would really be grateful and I want to say Thank you for putting some time aside to read this.

Thank You

Gilda



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