my oldest child and daughter of my childhood. Born to me as a teenager, she grew up more as a friend than a daughter. Because of this we had our share of difficulties in her teen years, but now maintain a close relationship across the miles. She is married to Derek and they make their home in the Ohio where they are currently working and going to school. They enjoy hiking, travel and their dogs, Ginger and June.
my last child. He brought hope and meaning into a dark period of my life after losing so many loved ones. He is a very caring young man who still hugs his mama every day! He is 17 and attends a small private high school. In his spare time, he loves to hunt, fish and work out.
Photo courtesy of Magical Memories Photography
We adopted Mocha about 6 months after Koda's death and her sweet personality has helped ease the pain of losing him. She loves to watch birds and squirrels from our window and go to the Farmer's Market or local Brewery with us .