Married over 30 years to my best friend and husband Tom, we have raised two young adult daughters, Lauren and Marissa, and are now custodial grandparents to our grandson. Having graduated with my BBA from Texas A&M University, I definitely bleed maroon. My professional “paid” career was rewarding, but much more rewarding has been my time as a professional volunteer working with non-profits ~ women’s shelters, foster care agencies, public schools, my churches, and so many others in my community through National Charity League.
Our family has been up close and personal with the struggles surrounding mental health and addiction for over 10 years. My hope is that our family’s struggles and intense walk on this road can help others in some small way as they travel through their unique journey. I definitely live by the mantras “choose joy” and “one day at a time.” Those help me live a life that beats the chaos that can be felt during this bend in the road of life.
While I’m involved in all aspects of this ministry, to date I have focused most of my attention on the office administration and setting up and maintaining our non-profit corporation status. I also help in a limited role with family navigation of mental health and addiction resources. My personal passion lies in the support and encouragement of fellow grandmothers in Mosaic’s “Grandmothers raising Grands” support group.
For more of my story read here.