Hi, and welcome to A Modern Day Fairy Tale, I'm Randi! What is there to know about me? Well, the first thing you should know is that if there is one thing I hate writing, it's introductions...so stick with me!
I am twenty-five years old. (When did that happen?) At nineteen years old, I married my prince charming, a United States Marine named Matt. He is my polar opposite but we compliment each other well, and I find myself loving him more each and every day. Together we have survived deployments, moves and are surviving through our most current challenge- recruiting duty! (They say being a wife is the toughest job in the Corps...they couldn't be more wrong...it's recruiting! But we're getting through, one day at a time.) Together, we have an amazing little boy, Shaun. Shaun is five years old and an absolute genius.Perhaps I'm a little biased in that opinion, but truly he has an amazing mind, even taught himself to read at just two years old! He also has Autism. Being the mom to a child with special needs brings a lot of challenges, but my son is my world and I wouldn't trade him for anything! Recently, we made the decision to grow our little family, and were lucky to conceive right away. Unfortunately, that pregnancy ended in a miscarriage, but we were incredibly blessed to have again conceived quickly and are now expecting baby #2 in August!
Being a mom and wife are my primary focus, but I have a lot of other interests as well. Obviously, I love to write and have for as long as I could remember. I also enjoy photography, though would never claim to be GREAT at it. I'm a bargain shopper and couponer who hates paying full price for anything (and if I can get it free...even better!) I like fashion and making cute outfits without breaking the bank. I have a love of all things vintage, particularly anything relating to the 50s. I enjoy cooking and crafts, though those have taken a backseat lately!
I originally started this blog to share stories about Shaun when we lived far from family and friends. When Shaun was diagnosed with Autism, it served as a great platform to raise awareness and share with others a face of Autism, that is perhaps not what others typically think of. This continues to be a huge goal of mine. Since that time, it has become much more than that. It is my creative outlet, my me time...I talk about life as a military wife and life as a mom to a child with Autism, and everything in between. From crafts, fashion, an occasional recipe...I write about a little bit of everything. I've even recently started doing more product reviews and have really fallen in love with that aspect of blogging and hope to do many more in the future.
And that's pretty much all there is to know about me!! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org!
A few of my favorite blog posts:
Phillipians 4:13 (A favorite bible verse)
So Much To Be Thankful For
On The R Word
Story of Shaun's Diagnosis
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