My name is Becky Fry. I could never have predicted my life. On the good days I feel like climbing up on the top of my house and screaming for the world to hear how blessed I am and how thankful I am for everything in my life. On the bad days, I just want to crawl in my bed and cry in the fetal position until the tears run out. On all the other days, I’m just trying to hold it all together, move forward, and get everyone on Team Fry to the finish line!

After high school, I sowed my wild oats before buckling down and getting my Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development. I’ve worked with troubled youth in different capacities for about 15 years. I finally found my “soul mate” when I was 31, which was REALLY old in the land where I come from.

I settled into married life and got used to being a step mom and then started working on having a baby. After months of failed attempts, we started doing infertility treatments. The doctor advised this since I was “advanced in age”. Finally, after in vitro fertilization, we were blessed with a baby boy! That’s the good news. The bad news is he arrived at 28 weeks gestation. Translation: three months early. Yikes!!!

After spending months in the Newborn ICU and months at home with a tiny baby on oxygen, you can imagine my surprise when I discovered that this previously “infertile” mommy was pregnant again. Nineteen months after our first blue bundle joined us at 2lbs 4ozs, we were again blessed with another blue bundle that was totally healthy and weighed in at 8lbs 7ozs.

As if two step daughters approaching their teen years, a 2 year old, and a new baby wasn’t crazy enough, our little 2 yr old Bridger was diagnosed with Autism. I pause here to let the emotion pass. This event turned my crazy life into crazy times 10!!!!

This blog is my attempt to vent about my life. I want to throw out my “Facebook Self” which is what I call the phenomenon of everyone looking like their life is perfect. I want to tell the stories of my life and maybe even connect with others that can relate. I’m going to give you the down and dirty. Here it is. The good the bad and the ugly…my crazy life…unplugged…

 

“Don’t be tempted by the shiny apple. Don’t you eat of the bitter fruit. Hunger only for a taste of justice. Hunger only for a world of truth, ‘Cause all that you have is your soul.”
–Tracy Chapman