February Mom of the Month {2019}

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Memphis is full of amazing moms: working moms, stay-at-home moms, single moms, moms of multiples, etc. We want to highlight some of those moms! Each month we will feature one special mom as MMB’s mom of the month.

Memphis Moms Blog Mom of the Month 
Amie is a single mom to two teenage boys, and our February Mom of the Month! Her sons are sixteen and thirteen, and they keep her super busy! Her life before motherhood was good, but it was boring compared to now! When she was twenty-eight years old and in school working on earning her Bachelor’s degree, she began having what she later learned were auras. After a few weeks of experiencing these, she was out one day with a friend and had my very first grand mal (tonic-clonic) seizure. After months of seizures, she was diagnosed with epilepsy. This changed her life drastically, forever.
 
After years of seeing different neurologists without much success, she finally met the right one and things are, at last, starting to go in the right direction. She works with children at her church and she loves it! Having Epilepsy has made it difficult for her to find work that is a good fit for her condition, which is why she is unbelievably grateful for her job and being able to work with so many wonderful people. 
 

Memphis Moms Blog Mom of the Month
We asked Amie:

1. What is it like being a mom with epilepsy?

Being a mom with Epilepsy is not easy at all. It isn’t just because I have seizures, it’s because I have to watch how it affects my sons. I began having seizures when my sons were six and three. My boys became afraid of me and did not want to come near me for almost a year. My youngest, Xavier, would cry every time I tried to hug or hold him. This was some of the worst pain I have experienced as a mom. As the years went on though, they became my biggest protectors. They made sure I was taking my medication and making my appointments. If they had to, they would be the ones calling 911. I think one of the best moments was when my oldest, Christion, looked at me one day and said, “Mommy, I know why God gave me to you. It was so I could take care of you.” I lost it! Life hasn’t been perfect. Seizures haven’t stopped. But I am still a mom. And that will always be the greatest gift God has ever given me. 

2. What are three fun facts about yourself?


I love to sing! No matter it is, I’m singing it. 
I am a for real people person. I can’t help it,  I just love everyone!
I am a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan. I will seriously go Mama Bear about my Cowboys!! Haha! I have been a fan since high school, and when I watched Emmitt Smith play, I was hooked!

 
3. What do you love most about Memphis? 


I love Memphis! I love everything about our city. What I love the most is that every time you go out in the streets of Memphis you discover something new. Whether it’s a new restaurant, a new work of art, or just a new spot to hang out with friends and family. 

Do you know a mom that would make a great mom of the month? Nominate them here: https://memphis.citymomsblog.com/contact-us/mom-month-nominations/