As you all know, there is a new baby giraffe in the world! April had her baby on April 15th. I had a little contest going to see who could guess the closest! Kevi and Mckinzie were the closest! I have already done a Sunday Spotlighted Mckinzie, she was my very first spotlight. You can go here to read about her. I thought I would spotlight Kevi today! What a great idea too! Kevi is an awesome mom!
Here is a little bit more about her.
“Okay so for starters I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 5 1/2 years and we have two kids. A 2.5 yr old girl and an 8 month old boy. I am a pediatric nurse doing home health. I take care of kids with different types do disorders or disabilities and that require tracheas, feeding tubes, ventilators, etc. work graves so that I can a mom during the day.
Being a mom has always been my number one dream in life. My husband and I work opposite shifts so that we don’t need childcare. Between the two of us we have our kids 24 hrs a day and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Eventually I want to work in labor and delivery. But for now I enjoy my job and the time it allows me to be with my family. Pregnancy and birth is absolutely amazing and fascinating to me.
For fun we love to go camping and golfing. My daughter could live at the park so we spend a lot of time there. We try to take our kids out a couple times a month to do something fun as a family but over all we love being home bodies. Putting the tent up in the house and having camp outs with our 2 yr old and late night movies in mom and dads bed. Other than that my life is boring. Same thing different day.”
Who is your role model?
“My mom is my role model. She has always been my favorite person. I was always known as her cling on child and I never left her side. She is very independent and knows how to do everything! My mom is the most selfless person I know. She has always put her kids first and never does anything for herself until her kids are happy and satisfied. As a single parent raising my sisters and I, she had to sacrifice and give up a lot in her life, and I am forever grateful. I can ask any favor of her and she will always yes no matter how bizarre of a project I come up with. I can always count on her and hope to be half the woman she is.”
Why did you become a nurse?
I became a nurse because I love helping people, and I love knowing I can help someone when they may feel their weakest. I do pediatric home health and often people ask me how I do it and if it’s hard seeing kids in the state they are in. My response is, no its not hard. I don’t look at them for their disability or medical needs, I see them as the happy smiling girl that likes playing with her toys or the boy who loves movies. They are happy and and full of life just like any of us. They have lived with these conditions their whole life and don’t know any different. So I enjoy being there to help them live life to the fullest.
If you could be anything (else) when you grow up, what would it be?
Honestly I am not much of an animal person but I think it would be so fun to be a zoo keeper and learn and interact with all the amazing exotic zoo animals that we don’t get to see every day.
Do you have an irrational fear?
Most definitely mice and spiders. I don’t think I could ever go on fear factor and sit in an enclosed area with them crawling all over me. I can’t even walk within 5 feet of a dead mouse. Also, I absolutely hate the dentist. Not sure if it’s the drills or the noises but it gives me anxiety really bad. Nitrous oxide is a must.
When your husband cooks, what is your favorite thing he can prepare?
We do a lot of cooking together but one my favorite things he cooks by himself would be French toast with strawberries and whipped cream on top. I am a sucker for breakfast foods.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
In 5 years I see myself exactly where I am today. Being a mom and wife by day and a nurse by night. I wouldn’t change anything in my life, so besides being a little more debt free I hope to be as happy and healthy as I am today.
Last question… If you could go anywhere in the world, with anyone (alive or dead), for just one day, who would it be and where?
If I could anywhere for one day I would go with my husband somewhere in Italy with shopping, delicious pasta, and end the night with chocolate covered strawberries on a romantic gondola ride while the Gondolier sings to us.
Thank you to everyone who entered! Even Jamyz who was EXACTLY to the date, a month off, haha!