As I was thinking about what I would like to blog about next, I realized that maybe some of you would like to know a little more about me. So here are 7 things you didn’t know about Maegan Lauren…..
1. We Eloped
My husband and I loved each other so much that we thought it would be better for all of our family if we did not have a wedding. So, one week after my husband proposed, we were married and went away on a cruise. There was no ceremony, but the marriage license was signed. We exchanged rings on the way out the door to our cruise. It was an amazing experience and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
2. Almost Homeless
Several times, during my teenage years and even early adult years, I was almost homeless. I slept in cars, slept on peoples’ couches, sometimes had roommates and even had my own place, a time or two. During a tumultuous situation, involving my parent’s divorce, I was kicked out at 16 years old. At 16, I was able to finish cosmetology school, get a job and later have more than one job to survive. Soon after, I would obtain a small place to live and would work non-stop to keep myself fed and a roof over my head(more about this later). My parent’s tried the best that they could to be great parents, but with life changes and choices, they weren’t and couldn’t always be perfect. Although, the struggle of this situation can never be changed, I have forgiven and can say that I was able to make peace with my dad, before he died, and with my mother, who is making up for lost time with her relationship with Ethan. I am thankful for the ability to understand the unconditional love that God has for me. It is because of His love, that I can forgive and see all of the wonderful qualities that my parents both contained and still contain.
My parents moved from state to state and often city to city for my father’s various construction jobs. Because we moved so often, my mother thought that it would be better for us not to be pulled out of school when the call to move again could come anytime. Later, we would move for the final time and I would end up getting my GED(more about this later).
4. Hairdresser Turned Teacher
Once upon a time, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, so I went to cosmetology to obtain my license. It was a blast and to this day, I still use my skills to do my and family members’ hair. After a year off, after finishing school, I decided that this was not the path that I was meant to take. Later, I would go on to pursue an Associates, Bachelors and, recently, Master’s degree while entering the teaching field. I’m so glad I did.
5. Figure Skater
This one, I am amazed at given my lack of coordination, athletically. My family had just moved to another state, up north, and the are just so happened to have an ice skating rink. It was when my mother and sister were out of town, that my dad decided to take me ice skating. He told me that he noticed that I seemed to enjoy ice skating and thought I should go more often. When my mother came back from her trip, she called and, within a week, both my sister and I were fitted with skates and had a coach. It was fun for awhile, but later we would have to move again, therefore giving up figure skating.
6. Survivor of Infertility
My husband and I tried to have a baby for over 4 years. After disappointments, losses and a dramatic delivery, we have an amazing baby boy and I still cannot believe God blessed me with this gift. He is amazing in every way and I just hope that I will be able to help my husband raise him up to be a man after God’s own heart.
I am a stepmother to three amazing young women. They are so amazing, in every way. The love that I have for them is in-explainable, because they belong to Kevin. Because I love him, I love them, if that makes sense. It has been so amazing being able to watch from afar and see the milestones that they have achieved. It is my hope that someday, our relationship will grow stronger because of the lessons that have been learned, over the years. Out of respect for them and their mother, I have chosen not to include them(or their pictures) in this blog or Facebook page.