Friday, June 1, 2012
Hi everyone! My name is Aimee. I'm an educational diagnostician, former 6th grade math teacher, a wife to my husband, John, a mom to my 3 year old little boy and our brand new little girl Addyson, who has special needs, but more than anything I am driven by my faith. I am new to the world of blogging and I have to admit, I am probably not the best writer. However, I think that what I have to share with people might overcome that. I'm all about living a healthy, faith-filled life and balancing being a full-time teacher and mom. I hope to post about my career with Shaklee, my crock-pot freezer cooking adventures, and my adventures with my nearly two-year old little boy. I am very excited to begin this new adventure!
About the title, Six Cents. My mother's maiden name was Penny Nickel. Her nickname in school was Six Cents for obvious reasons. My mom was so incredibly special and I know I was lucky to have her as long as I did. Unfortunately, it just wasn't long enough. In September of 2009 she was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. I couldn't believe it. She never smoked, she ate well, exercised. She did all the right things. Since her diagnosis I have done a lot of research and learned that the food we eat, the water we drink and the products we use all tend to have some sort of cancer-causing agent in them. We decided to change our plans and start a family sooner than we had originally planned. Caden came along ten months after my mom's diagnosis. Talk about God's timing!!!
My mom lost her battle at the young age of 57, just two and half short years after her diagnosis. We are so thankful for the time she had with our precious baby boy. We feel that she hung on as long as she did because of him and because I needed her to help me figure out the mom thing. After she passed I decided that I wanted to go as green as I could. More organic food, filtered water, and better household products. I can't stand the thought of leaving my family at the young age of 57. I want to do everything in my power to avoid that. I know I will miss my mom every day. I know she would be proud of what I am doing and how I am taking care of my family.