I am a mother of six biological children and I have adopted my two grandchildren. Three of my children have passed away. I am married to a wonderful man who has allowed me to grieve my children without taking my grief personally as an attack on him or our relationship. I have become the Mother to my own Mother who suffers from dementia. I love my life and I live by faith, because without faith there would be no Hope. Life without hope would be self distruction!