July of 2012 my life as I knew it changed forever.
This was when my husband passed away. At the time my son was 15 years old and my daughter was 11 years old. Everything was a total blur. I felt like I was just going through the motions of life but not knowing what I was doing with my life and my children. After a few months, I needed to face the fact that life had to go on and I was the captain of my ship and my children were my shipmates.
I had to reinvent myself as a mother and sole provider. My life had become a variety of different emotions; happy, sad, lonely, afraid, etc. but when I looked in the mirror, I saw me and I knew that I had to be strong for my children which was my first priority. I tried my best to keep their lives simple without any complications.
My life took on a new meaning and I had to make sure that I would be happy and healthy with my decisions. My son is a sophomore in college studying sports management and my daughter is a sophomore in high school and hopes to be a nurse one day. I am so very proud of them both. Sometimes, we have no control over what happens in our lives and we just have to make the most of every day and enjoy the ride.