I am 22 years old. I lived in Reno for majority of my life and then moved to Utah with my family.
I hated Utah from the beginning and for a good reason. It has been nothing but bad luck for my family and me since we moved here. My brother and I got introduced to the wrong people and hung out with the wrong crowd. thankfully I caught myself early enough to change my life around, but as for my brother, he just continued downhill, and eventually passed away September 4th, 2008 due to heroin overdose.
I hate drugs with a passion, but I am starting to work with blue skies recovery to help people like my brother. People who have the chance to turn their lives around before it’s too late.
I am so grateful to still have my parents who are the most amazing, and strong people I have ever met!
I had my first son Braxton on July 21st, 2008 which was a complete blessing because of my brother passing away, Braxton was the little face with the brightest smile, just like Scotty’s. And when you looked at Braxton and held him, all of your problems would just disappear.
I was then blessed with the greatest man I could have ever married on April 10th 2009, Steven Merrill. He is the other half of my heart I have been waiting so long to be in my life.
Steven is the best friend I could ever have and the most passionate, and caring person. He is also the best father I could ever have for my son Braxton, considering Braxton is biologically Shayne (an ex boyfriend). Steven has been there since Braxton was 4 weeks old and took him on as his own son.
Later on November 23rd 2009 I had my second son Hunter who is the happiest, funniest baby you would ever meet. He is very much needy just like his mother though :).
My life is basically pretty great right now. I will always be missing a piece of my heart (Scott) but I know he is safe and okay, so I don’t let it stress me out too much. I put my main focus on the family I have here with me and cherish every second I get to spend with each of them!
I don’t think I would change a thing in my life. I have an amazing family, husband, kids, ECT. I am really satisfied on how my life is turning out.