I have 3 great kids; Matt 30, Nicole (Nikki) who passed away suddenly & unexpectedly in '09 at age 20. We will never forget her & we'll forever miss her?!! And my baby, Brendan who is 20. I relax by gardening, reading & enjoying my morning coffee & my beloved pets! I'd love to be able to add my family here but unfortunately, they can also be a source of stress. (Keepin it real people! Alone time is a very good thing too!) God has blessed me with a full plate of life's lessons and experiences. I just didn't know He'd plan on serving it up on a king size serving platter! (What's up with that? Whatever happened to the salad or dinner plates? Am I really that dense? Yes, Apparently! I might not like what life has always handed me but one thing is for sure, I like how my life has shaped me into who I am today. Really, life is truly a blessing!