My name is MommieLynn and I am currently and have been for the last 13 years battling a debilitating disease known as Sarcoidosis. This disease caught me by surprise right after I delivered my third child. I am a married, mother of three beautiful children. I was diagnosed when she was 2 months old and wasn’t able to enjoy the newness of being a mom again. My children are now 26, 23 and 14 respectively and since that diagnosis back in 2000 other ailments have come to life. To add to the excruciating pain from the Sarcoidosis, I now have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteopenia, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Obesity. All of these diseases come with loads of medicines and have caused me to be on 24 hour oxygen support. Don’t get me wrong, I am glad to be alive and I strive now to educate others about Sarcoidosis whilst continuing to support those like me via groups. I can no longer work so what keeps me sane is my love for music.
The artists’ that made me smile again and strive to live is the one and only Jung Ji-Hoon or as everyone screams his name “RAIN”.^_^ In 2002 I just so happened to stumble across a Korean drama called “Full House” and fell in love. Now I own every album, every drama, movie and accessories that has the name Rain Bi on it. Also, five young men whose harmonies caused every strand of hair on my arms to stand, TVXQ or better known as Dong Bang Shin Ki (for us Cassie’s) or (Tohoshinki if you are Big East fans). Yuhno, Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun, Xiah and Changmin were unofficially adopted by MommieLynn herself. I am probably their oldest fan, or maybe not? LOL! I also own every CD and DVD that has every member or one member starring in it. People laugh at me but this love has turned into a serious hobby of watching kdramas and jdramas. It has also made me yearn to learn not only Korean but also Japanese. I have been studying on my own, but I have been also in contact with some of these artists directly via Twitter. Guys, if you are reading this, you can smile now… LOL
Now my lists has grown and I am a true fan of so many other Asian artists of both Korea and Japan. I was elected president of one of the Facebook fan group pages which is an honor; and I am a die hard Cloud since 2002 and a card carrying 8th Cloud member since 2012. I recently joined another group called Cloud USA which is ever growing.
Lately I have been spending time promoting my children as best as I can with their musical careers. My two older children are established recording artists along with their father as of 2005. KJ and Ka’miko both sing in three languages (English, Japanese and Korean) as seen on many of their YouTube videos. You can find them easily under twin663. KJ released his debut single in 2007 independently and it is still doing very well, but most recently he released his full CD entitled “CONTACT”. You can purchase it via http://www.cdbaby.com/kjmcneill12.
See, I am a very proud MommieLynn. : )
Another form of therapy is my love for reading. So far I have at least five favorite authors, but my list is every growing. My love for Sci-fi shifter romance novels is crazy. I tend to read between four to five books a week. Anything to forget the debilitating pain. I will keep you updated and or provide links to my favorite sites for reading.
This is just a little about me. Take care, anyeung ^_^