The Strong Family

People say “Wow your hands are full”, it’s not only my hands that are full, it is my heart too.

Ledona Strong on being a mother with of six

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I am a single mom of six kids. 4 girls, 2 boys, 1 happy family. Mom life is a daily struggle. The screaming, hitting, kicking and biting has me ready to pull my hair out some days! But the joy, sincerity, curiosity and love just makes me love it! We’ve had our ups and downs but we still make it through everything life has to throw at us every single day. People say “Wow your hands are full”, but it’s not only my hands that are full, it is my heart too. Being a single mom of 6 is definitely challenging and lots of work. They sure do keep me on my toes but I love them with everything in me and I wouldn’t change it or have it any other way.

Meet my six: Corey: my first born he’s 13 he’s stubborn at times not a very good listener at times. He has ADHD was diagnosed with it and the age of 5. He is also OCD just like his momma. I had him when I was 16 and he taught me what being a mother was like. Although I was young we made it through. Sure we had our not so great moments. Isn’t that how every parent/child relationship goes every once in awhile? He was an only child for 6 years and then along came my second child. Calleigh: aka Calleigh Bean she is 7 years old. Calleigh is the hyper, energetic, sweet and sassy all at the same time kind of child. She has ADHD which she was diagnosed with at the age of 5 just like her big brother. It has been along road of trying several different medications but I am happy to say I think we’ve finally found what works for her. She likes things her own way but we are working on that. She doesn’t like to share with her siblings and that’s also another thing we are working on. Chandler: aka Chan the man is 4 years old. He is sweet, very curious, very smart, energetic and hilarious at times. Also he loves to know everything and asks questions all the time about anything and everything. He also loves to talk about god and pray before bed. He is just a loveable Little guy everybody loves him!

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Chloe: aka Chlo bo aka the big twin is 3 going on 23 or so she thinks. She’s sassy, energetic, and likes to try to tell you like it is. She is very, very stubborn, wants things her way and no other way. She makes super crazy facial expressions sometimes they crack me up. Claire: aka Claire bear aka the small twin. She is a little bit more on the modest side. Shy around strangers(you’ll see in the pics of her), quiet at times but also hyper and loud at other times just depends on where we are and what were doing. She also has these looks she makes and can scare people at times.

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Carlee: aka Carlee Mae is the youngest and she will be 2 next month. She’s my mellow, laid back, tough little baby. She can hold her own even though she’s pretty little. She is tiny but mighty as I like to say. She is learning to talk more and more every day and her little voice is so adorable! But watch out if she doesn’t get something she wants she knows to throw a fit .

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My Dreams for my 6: “My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to, Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small, You never need to carry more than you can hold, And while you're out there getting where you're getting to, I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too, Yeah, this, is my wish.” -Rascal Flatts Every mother has generic dreams for their kids. I hope they are happy, healthy, successful, and well-educated. I hope that they grow to know that I love them, that they are my world, my every heart beat, beats for them. I wish they grow up and go to college(if they so choose). My dream for them is to be happy, to go far in this big huge world. I want them to do what they love and love what they do. A little over a year ago we started going to New Life Fellowship. This church and God have been the biggest blessing in our lives. I did not grow up in a church, so all of this was new to me. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and God was so good. Our New Life Family kindly brought us meals, prayed for us, and even helped with the kids when needed. God did not promise that we would be comfortable but He did promise to be our Comforter, and that He has been! I am forever grateful for New Life and my relationship with Christ.

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My life hasn’t been a walk in the park.. but I wouldn’t trade it for any other. My family will always be my greatest achievement. -Super Mom of 6

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