The Twilight Years Are Here

The Twilight Years Are Here

Who I Am

I am a granddaughter, daughter, sister, niece, cousin, wife, mother, grandmother, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law... and I hope good friend. I believe I am honest, hardworking and dependable. I wholeheartedly believe in unconditional love! I am stubborn and willful. But I will fight for family and friends until my last breath because I believe that family and friends are the MOST important thing on Earth. I will do anything in my power to fight against crimes against children and the elderly because I believe they are some of the greatest natural resources we have available to us.

After years as a stay-at-home mom, I had a growing career (one that I started at the absolute bottom and worked my way to the top by power of sheer will and hard work). I traded it all in to buy my own small business (a dream of mine for years). I wanted to own my store for a variety of reasons, the most important being that I could have my grandson, the grandson I have raised since he was a year old, with me when he was not in school. He has never been to daycare of any kind and I wanted to be with him more than I was. I do not regret any part of my decisions regarding jobs or my career over the years.

I have now come full circle. I am once again staying home. Not my home, but my in-laws. My family and I have moved in with them and I am caring for them around the clock. Our belongings are all in storage 3 1/2 hours away. My cat lives with my daughter because I can't have her here.
I am blessed to be experiencing some of the most phenomenal times of my life, being here...caring for them. I have finally come to know my true self and more importantly, I have discovered a sense of peace inside myself. God is here. I feel Him all around me. He gives me strength, patience (most of the time), and courage. Every day that I am here doing what I do best (just loving)... I am learning so much more. And I have discovered that I am very thankful to have had this amazing opportunity. My life is rich.