Hometown: Pell City, Al
Profession: Sales, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham- Full Time
Model / Sales Associate, Born to Shop Boutique
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What keeps you driven?
Making a difference in the individuals I work with at United Cerebral Palsy. Knowing I am working to keep them employed and productive.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Continuing to be blessed enough to watch my four children grow, learn, and achieve things in life. Together, they have won four belt buckles, six top ten state awards, and five top five awards in the past two years. My children are my true happy place as I call it.
What is your greatest fear?
Losing my parents. They are my true rocks! I do not have much family left and they are the best parents a girl could ask for. They have supported me and my decision in live so gracefully.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My long career of working with individuals with disabilities. This will be my twelfth year in this field. It truly drives me every day. It is a true blessing to know I support and work for such an amazing mission. It is truly is humbling and rewarding.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My children first and foremost, but a close second is our horses. They are my sanity. I can saddle up, ride off and have the best therapy session in the world. I’ve cried, prayed, and had many long discussions on the backs of my horses.
When and where were you happiest?
With my family. As long as I am a daughter, sister, mother, and friend to someone. That is what makes my heart truly the happiest.
Which talent would you most like to have?
To be a professional dancer.
What is your current state of mind?
To remain grounded and focus on being the best example to my children as possible.
What is your most treasured possession?
An old cobalt glass bowl and porcelain Siamese cat that was my grandmother’s. The little cat hung on the side like it was trying to get into the bowl. It sounds so silly, but it was “eye candy” as a child to me. I can vividly remember being so tiny and wanting so badly to hold this porcelain cat and bowl. She gave it to me when I got married and it still to this day is sitting in my room as a reminder of not only her but a treasure from my childhood.
Who are your heroes?
My parents! They have been married for almost 50 years this year. To see them maintain raising a family, even with life struggles they never bailed. God has blessed me with amazing parents. I hope I can be at least half the parent they have each been.
What is it that you most dislike?
I am guilty of: My guilt of being an imperfect human. We all make decision in life that are good conscious decisions and ones we regret. I strive to be the best example to my children and others around me.
What is your motto? “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”