Saturday, March 5, 2011

Meet Contributor Desirea Packard

This should be fun, I am not very good at talking about myself. But here goes nothing. I hope you enjoy getting to know me better.
I am happily married to the man of my dreams. I have a special needs child who is the light of my world. I stay at home so that I can be here whenever he needs me, but while I am home I work on blogging, writing, and photography. I am not sure which one of these is my true passion. Probably all three. I am an identical twin. We are mirror images and she has been my best friend the longest. No matter what happens, we are always there for each other. I hope you will find this to be very enjoyable because I am who I am...

I would say, loud. I tend to be at a 12 when I need to be at a 2. Most people think that I am fun to be around, that I am kind and always trying to find how to help someone in need. Sometimes I can be not very nice, and then people would tell you a different story. If you have seen this side of me, then you have done something to deserve it, but this only usually happens in situations pertaining to my son. I think that I am beautiful inside and out and it was a long time before I came to that conclusion on both. I find if I am truly happy with myself then it's easier to be happy with other things.

This is easy for me. Coffee and Chocolate. I always want coffee and I can never have enough chocolate.

I will watch just about anything. Or at least try. I prefer the more drama, comedy, romantic comedy type movies. But if I stay awake long enough to watch the whole thing then I'm off to a good start. I am so exhausted at the end of the day if I sit down to watch a movie I usually fall fast asleep. I do not prefer horror movies, I will watch them but it's seldom. I think this world is scary enough without adding to the possibilities by watching something scary. I am a crier, so if the movie can make you cry, chances are I am sobbing.

They always say don't judge a book by its cover, but shamefully I do. If the cover doesn't catch my attention, chances are I won't even pick it up unless it's been recommended. I do love to read, this is my true passion. I don't have very much time to do it, but I try to at least an hour a day. I will read just about anything. I have no preference. I love reading.

My greatest accomplishment is being a mom, and not just any mom, I am lucky. God gave me this precious little boy who just happens to have disabilities. It has been a long road and will always be but I wouldn't change it for a million bazillion dollars. He is and will always be my greatest accomplishment. I love him so much sometimes I can't breathe and would never be able to imagine my life without him.

I know this will sound funny to most of you, but I love the smell of a new shoe. I don't have any idea why that is, but I do. This past week we got Malachi's new shoes and I couldn't wait to get them out of the box and smell them. But the more normal whiffs I love are coffee, babies when they are clean, spring flowers, and clothes hung out on the clothes line.

I hope that you enjoyed reading this and don't think that I am now crazy. I hope you keep coming back and checking out our blog. Thanks for reading...



  1. Visiting from Lynnette's! I love the way you talk about your son. I just think motherhood is the best - I can't imagine my life without my 3 boys!

  2. So nice to meet you...sounds like you have a beautiful mama-heart!

  3. I love the way you talk about your son as well. It's encouraging to see how much you love him. "My greatest accomplishment is being a mom." I love that and will have to remember that one.

  4. Your son is so blessed to have you as his mother and that you can stay at home with him.
    Funny how book covers can be such an influence, but it just shows how important they are.
    ...and you are sooo far from crazy! Loved reading your post...

  5. Blessed with two sons and a daughter myself..

  6. She is crazy Sally... just sayin. :)lol

  7. To all the above comments, thank you. It has not been an easy road with my son. I have learned a lot over the years and I have changed for the better because of him. I never imagined that I would have a son with disabilities and for awhile I couldn't imagine what I did to deserve that. But now I realize that it wasn't a punishment that he was a gift. I am a better person because of him. I do love him so very much.

  8. Your son is so blessed--and so are you! Thanks for sharing your Mama heart. Neat how God knows exactly what gift we need.