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change: the inevitable

So I feel like I've always known this but it's never been quite as apparent as it is at this particular stage in life: CHANGE. Change that just comes at you and there's not much you can do about it besides fight it (which ain't happenin) or accept it and just roll with it.  I think our world really changed last February when our first son Russell was born. Everybody kept saying "you're life is about to change so enjoy it while you can" and all kinds of other comments were made in a demeaning way about kids NOT being such a great thing. Y'all, when Russ was born, it's like things were finally the way they were supposed to be; like we had been missing something all along and now that empty space was filled. Russell completed our family and has brought constant happiness since the moment he entered this world. I know people say that about their kids then turn around and are talking about how they would do anything to go back to a time before kids, bu…

a little bit about me

My name is Jennifer. I prefer to go by Jen (one 'n' NOT two), not Jenny or Jennifer or Jenn-ay, just Jen. It's more my style. I'd say I'm a pretty cool gal, though my lack of friends may suggest otherwise... I'm one of those girls that the family is like "oh my gosh you are so great" and you're like "then why doesn't anyone else seem to think so?" but whatever. I clearly don't have any pent up feelings about the matter.
I grew up in what I consider to be a somewhat small town. I've traveled to much smaller towns such as Altamont, IL (look it up, it's a fabulous little place) but where I come from, there was very much an "everybody knows everybody" kinda feel. I come from a place in the Northwest corner of Louisiana, where you are less than 20 minutes from both Texas and Arkansas, called Bossier. South Bossier is one of those places you grow up in that when you graduate from high school, you either move away fast…