It’s been almost a year since The Romo Clan moved back into Needville and boy has it been wild. It also takes me back to never knowing that I was admitted into the ICU because I was throwing up and having seizures that weren’t controlled… I don’t know how or what even happened. I can tell you that as time went on, I just had to stop. Stop doing what I’d been doing all my life. I would stress over things I couldn’t control. I’d plan so hard, I’d have months of planning that I needed to keep my life together…. or so I thought. I left my job to focus more on my boys and my health. I felt that if I could just relearn my ways, everything would work out. June 26, 2019… there I went into a seizure at home. I blacked out and I woke up to Eric telling me that I had had another one. I was two weeks away from being seizure free for 6 months and that, to me, was an accomplishment. I sat in my living room and I prayed. Now I’m not one to pray, to fully believe that God is always on your side. Mainly because there have been so many dark times in my 27 years of life. But on July 26th, I prayed. I couldn’t live like this. It wasn’t my path. It couldn’t be. A few more trips to the neurologist and a few new medicines later and I was on my way. School started for my boys and I realized I’d been living with epilepsy for a year. A year of so many changes. My mom continued helping me, driving me around like she didn’t have her own job to worry about. Eric would work and come home or stay home to help me live my best life. The boys knew that I sometimes couldn’t do what they wanted and it broke my heart. I kicked into overdrive for the holidays, allowing myself to breathe and say “you can’t change this” and moving forward. Today, as Eric and I stood in the many aisles of Lowe’s, I turned to him and said “my six months is today”. I wanted to cry. It’s been exactly 6 months since my last seizure. My heart is so full. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and I’ve made plenty of people upset with some of my choices. But the choices I’ve made have made me and The Romo Clan so much stronger. Today, I celebrate me.
PS: today while working in the yard I made a new mudbug friend 😁