My name is Marcy…….a name I don’t hear very often. The name that my life has taken hold of as MOMMY! Many people ask me, “How many kids do you have?” I always smile and say I have six! Five little ones and one very CUTE, AMAZING MAN! These six boys is what my life revolves around. We are coming up on our 12th anniversary and can hardly believe it’s only 12! (I mean that in a good way.) I frequently get many comments from people whenever I am carting my boys around.
A few of them are…….
- WOW! You have your hands full!
- Are those all yours?
- Oh honey, I feel your pain! I had 5 boys myself……(As they begin to go down memory lane)
- “I feel sorry for her!” Says the elderly man who is little hard of hearing and speaks way too loud as is walking away from myself and my boys.
Or my personal favorite,
- YOU NEED TO LEARN TO SAY NO!
When I think of my life before my family it feels like another time, another life, a time of unknown freedoms, explorations and wonder. I was a typical teenager. It was a time I did not think much of anything else or anyone else besides…….SURPRISE……ME!!
I come from a family of 8 kids; 5 brothers and 2 sisters. I am the 7th in line of this wonderful family. Some of the greatest examples in my life come from my family. My little brother and I were kind of a separate family then the rest of my older siblings aka the spoiled angels (bwah ha ha). We grew up without a lot of older siblings in the house. My life revolved around sports, family, sports, working on the farm, friends, and more sports.
I was always a little disappointed if my older brother didn’t come watch me play on game day. I mean HEAVEN FORBID…..What else could he be doing then watching his little sister play. That was my life. I graduated from High School and got a scholarship at a community college playing basketball. A little background with this college, it wasn’t exactly the “place” to be. It took an hour to get there through one of the most deadly highway/canyons in America! BUT as I mentioned above, I loved sports and I wanted to play. There was a saying in this little town, “You know you have lived here too long when you start thinking the mountains are pretty!” Brown plateaus and pinnacles on the edge of a great desert. It was an ongoing joke with my roommates about these mountains.
This decision to play at this college changed my life. During my first year of playing I met the love of my life. The handsome, tall, blonde, skinny kid that soon became my world! We were married in the summer 2004, after my first year of playing. After that something wonderful happened. My eyes were opened to a whole world that had so many possibilities and wonderful opportunities. I remember thinking,
“THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO THIS WORLD THAN SPORTS!”
I played out my last year of basketball and loved every minute of it. There are so many life lessons I learned from sports but my life no longer revolved around it. I went and received many medical certificates and eventually got in a nursing program and graduated a RN in 2008.
We had our first boy in 2006 and then another boy in 2008. In 2010 we again received another little boy and in 2012 everyone KNEW we were having a girl. Fate disappointed a lot of people and we had another adorable little boy! In 2014 we again had another wonderful boy.
Five boys and two homes later we relish every moment we have. We hang on the special moments that carry us through the crazy moments. My husband and I will be venting about one child and we will be sitting watching them play in our back yard and we both hear ourselves saying, “Dang they are cute kids!” or “He is adorable!” Oh, and yes I think the mountains are beautiful now and love living where we live.
Throughout our married life I have had soooooo many individuals shape me and help me become the person I am today. I began homeschooling my five boys 2 years ago, and a terrifying experience became one of the best things that ever happened to me. I have learned so much and I attribute it to so many mentors and inspirational people that I have met on my journey.
We all have those people in our life that make a small or big impact to our lives. Small or big I want to help others enrich their lives, to find happiness in a world that is unsure of what they believe. I want to help people find something to believe in, something that inspires them to be their better self. This blog was initially started by 4 sassy sisters who grew it and did a beautiful job! I have the privileged to continue their amazing work and provide the same great content that will hopefully touch your life for the better! My main goal is to uplift the mayhem that is all around us.