Where to start. Well Mom is 57 years old. She was born and raised in Allentown, PA! She went to Allen High School and graduated in 1972! She would kill me for sharing how old she is 😉 She has a wonderful Brother, John Knerr and Sister, Sandy Scheirer. She was married to my Dad, Matt Slifer ~ but they divorced in 05. She has 2 kids, myself, and my Brother, Dustin. She has 3 grandkids, Max (3), Jaidyn (my Brother daughter, 2) and Molly (16mo.). She loves macaroni and cheese, the beach, Brooks and Dunn and country music! Elvis, her Saint Bernard and Paco, her Chihuahua mean the world to her. She is the hardest worker you will ever meet, currently employed by Bank of America for nearly 10 years. She is the most loving, caring, giving, person you will ever imagine with a heart made of gold! Her laugh and her smile are contagious. Her love for life and her upbeat spirit are second to none. She is everyones BEST friend. She is the most wonderful person I have ever met, and I am so fortunate to call her my Mom.
On July 15th of this year, she suffered a grade 5 subarachnoid hemorrhage…or the worst brain aneurysm you could imagine. We arrived from Texas the day before. The morning of the 15th, she was watering plants and playing with her little buddy, my son. She came inside and called my name. She sounded odd, so I went down to see what she wanted. I found her sitting on the floor, dripping sweat, complaining of a headache. She NEVER sweats or sits…I knew something was wrong. I called for my husband, who also came running down the steps. When he saw her, he didn’t hesitate ~ he picked her up and threw her in the car. At this point, she could not feel her left leg and she was in excruciating pain. Brent drove her to the hospital as fast as he could, beeping his horn, flashing his lights, driving up the median. He says that in the beginning, Mom was giving him directions while repeating over and over how much pain she was in and that she could not believe she was having a stroke. How she knew, we will never know. By the time they arrived at the hospital, he thought we had lost her. That was over 2 months ago.
This blog is to share with you our journey. Share with you our pain and our triumphs. Our highs and our lows. To remind you how precious life is! To give you another reason to hug the ones you love. To show you that NO one is exempt from tragedy or hardships. To collect ideas, inspiration and support! And most importantly, for people to come together to help the greatest person I have ever known, when she needs us the most. ❤