Sunday, July 11, 2010

Snaps of Us

J ust let me say you how excited I am for Miss Brittany Ciara and the fabulous bash she is hosting this week. I haven't written in so long, and this is just what I needed to jump back in to the blogosphere. To my regular readers and followers: I have been on vacay for about two weeks and was home for two days before I got to go on another trip to the ER, so here I am writing from the luxury of a hospital bed. Hopefully, I will get to go home tomorrow. Enough about all that bull honkey and on to the fun stuff...

{ My Intro. Post }
I am a 25 year-old mother, wife, and teacher. My baby boy will be one in three days! My husband and I met when I was student teaching and he was already teaching and coaching. I received a heart transplant in October following a short bout of peripartum cardiomyopathy. I started out with a Caring Bridge page and decided to expand to a blog after I had so many subscribe to the CB page. I was approved for lifelong SS Disability in March, so I will not be returning to teaching anytime soon. I love my job so much as you can see here, I just can't stay away.

{1} Why do you blog?
I began blogging because, as I mentioned above, I had so many friends, family, and folks that I have never met writing me and inquiring about my condition. I absolutely fell in love with the community and the opportunity to reach other heart patients and friends and family of heart patients. I had no clue that I would meet so many friends other fabulous gals. I soon realized I wanted to do a little more, like the Book Nook and Grammar on the Go. I have also transferred my Caring Bridge entries to the Transplant Times section that begin with the fear and horror of my condition all to my nearly complete recovery following the transplant.

{2} What do you blog about?
I am probably one of the most random bloggers that you will come across. However, I am sure that every blogger probably thinks that about themselves. I blog about my post transplant adventures, the transition from working full-time to SAHM, being a newlywed, raising a baby, taking care of a new pup. I even talk about my small shopping problem, love of gadgets, and a weight battle.

{3} What do you find to be the most rewarding thing about blogging?
I always found even keeping a private journal was rewarding, when I made time to do it. Blogging has been so rewarding because of the instant feedback and the communities. Plus, you get to share pics, video, and music in context with what you share. Plus, there is the added "high" of helping others' causes!

{4} How long have you been blogging?
As part of a senior college assignment I had to post a weekly blog of my observation experiences in the schools. About three years later I decided to blog in the the real world, and I started a new blog where I would post about my daily life: teaching, mothering, etc.  Before I even wrote my first post I became ill and was admitted to the hospital. I didn't return home until three months later. Needless to say, that would later add fuel to my bloggy fodder. I began writing here in January 2010.

{5} Let's hear the story behind your blog title!
This is actually my second title and second blog for that matter. My first blog that I wrote under was titled "Cardiocandyography." Cardio = heart related...candy = something sweet...ography = related to writing. When Ellie was installing my amazing blog template and layout, there was an issue with one of the free wallpapers that I had installed at one point, and I had to create an entirely new blog and quickly think of a title so that she could go ahead and install the template. "Cardiocandyography" had become a bit cumbersome and difficult to share with friends and family. I am till trying to think of a great tagline/blog title. My twitter handle is HeartHunnyBe; I am thinking of maybe using that somehow.( Be has been my life long nickname.)



  1. Great post! Can't wait to

    Happy Blog Bash week!

  2. im following you on twitter but I wasnt following you on here i dont know how that happened but anyway you have a beautiful family and im following now :)

  3. Hey! Long time no post! Glad you're back, hope you're outta that bed soon! And happy birthday to your little man!

  4. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I love your blog layout, its gorgeous

    I'm following you now, I'm excited to go read more of your blog!

  5. It is seriously so amazing to read your story every time I do, even though I already know so much of it!

    It's hard to believe that there's barely a 3 year age difference between us and that you've been through so much. Talk about a survivor...

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  7. Hi! OH my gosh you are just so awesome! Thank you for the monday minute comment today on my blog. I am now following you FINALLY by the way!

    Happy Early bday to your adorable son, I will be joining in yours and Britney's bash this week!

    Happy Monday!

  8. I'm glad you shared you blog with me! I would love to read your heart story. You sound like an awesome woman & y'all are all so cute!

  9. It must be hard to go through that! I really love your blog, I'm your newest follower from Blog Bash!

  10. You have a beautiful family it looks like you guys have a lot of fun together. I think the blog title "Cardiocandyography" was very clever.

  11. Stopping by from the Blog bash! I was already following you, but I didn't realize your heart transplant resulted from your pregnancy! You have a lovely family :)

  12. You hoe! I saw 'CB' and automatically thought you were referring to ME!!! LMAO!

    That's awesome lady... Hubs is hot, baby is gorgeous!