It started at the age of 17, I came home and said, “I’m going to marry him,” and they said “you’re crazy!”
Picking up and moving across the country for college together was our second, “you’re crazy!”
And then there was getting engaged at 19 and 21 … and eloping at 20 and 22 was more like, “YOU’RE CRAZY!”
Announcing we were pregnant just 8 short months after our wedding wasn’t as big of a “you’re crazy” as the one we got when we announced we were pregnant again when Ava was just 5 months old.
And then there was me dropping everything and (somewhat) risking a great job to pursue a dream, which brought the “you’re crazy” and “aren’t you too old for that?”
While living that dream, I left that great job to start my own businesses … I woke up one day and decided I didn’t want to go to work. So, I didn’t. I made a list and a plan to quit my job before I turned 29. Crazy? They thought so.
And then there was positive pregnancy test #3. “Aren’t you done with diapers and bottles?” “Why would you start all over again?” I guess it’s the crazy factor.
Here’s the big one folks! Make sure you’re sitting down … we had a home, a life, two cars, blooming new businesses, a newborn, 2 children and a dog … but, we sold it all, packed our family of 5 into 10 suitcases and moved to Grenada so daddio could pursue his dream of becoming a doctor.
And then … wait for it … while living in a different country, in a household with zero income (student loans), we announced we’d be welcoming a 4th baby to the team! Okay, okay, go ahead, throw us the “you’re crazy” at this point what harm could it do?
After looking up the definition of crazy, I’ve learned there is a true definition and an informal definition.
1.mentally deranged; demented; insane.
2.senseless; impractical; totally unsound: a crazy scheme.
3.Informal. intensely enthusiastic; passionately excited: crazy about baseball.
4.Informal. very enamored or infatuated (usually followed by about ): He was crazy about her.
5.Informal. intensely anxious or eager; impatient: I’m crazy to try those new skis.