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I am the mother of two handsome young college men. Joseph is my oldest and he is at Ashland University and pursuing his Masters In biblical theology He plans on continuing towards a PhD. Bobbie is my youngest son and studies at ITT tech. He is pursuing a Bachelors degree in computer electronics. I am manager at an optometrist office. I have decided to return to college to finish the degree I started fresh out of high school in 1983. Things seemed a little easier back then. Maybe there was less information in my brain when I was younger which made it was easier to retain what I was learning. But I will be diligent in achieving my goals.

I was single for Eight years taking care of my small children. Helping them focus on and prepare for the future. Our lives were pretty good even though at times it was difficult, for example it was easy to keep a routine taking them to school and making it to work on time, unless someone got sick. I really enjoyed the energy they brought to my life and gave me daily strength and purpose to manage the struggles.

Many said my first marriage would not last more than two years. They were halfway right, it ended after fourteen. People told us we were too young to marry. I had just turned twenty and was ready to start my new life. We worked very hard to I waited five years before having my first son, Four years later I had my second son. Things were great until we grew apart.

In March 17 St. Patty's day and 1965 I was born. In the city of Brooklyn New York. The city that is known to never sleeps. I was the youngest of four I had three older brothers. Growing up in New York City was a lot of fun. There's a reason why it's called the city that never sleeps. City lights were on restaurants were open and never ending traffic, and people everywhere. You could smell that amazing pizza and bakery anytime of the day. Childhood was a lot of fun, I met a lot of amazing friends which are still in my life today. Here's a glimpse of my...