You may wonder why I’m dedicating a page to my family. By the time you’ve met them, I hope you will understand.
It’s a little difficult to figure out where to begin, but I will do my best. I’m not expecting this to be perfect. I just want you to understand me and what drives me. By introducing you to my family, I feel you will understand why FTPM will be a success.
My Wife, Life Partner, Best Friend
Twenty-six years ago I met my best friend who became my life partner and eventually my wife. I have been blessed in many ways and am lucky enough to have found the other half of me.
She has helped to make our house a home and helped to raise both children and grandchildren. She’s loved by all who know her and is the wind beneath my wings.
Sara has run into health problems the last few years. She now suffers every day with a combination of nerve and muscle pain. Autoimmune disease is cruel and enough to make anyone angry. In spite of it all, she smiles and trudges forward. Not only does she hold my heart, but I respect for her journey.
She is also my partner on Freedom of Time, Place and Money. Even though she can’t do all she wants or as much as she used to, her graphic talents are a blessing to our business.
My utmost desire is to spend my days working along side my wife and life partner achieving our dreams and making the world a better place. One of our successes will be to improve her health as well as the rest of the family.
My Youngest Children
We’ll just call them Ash and CC because that’s what their nieces and nephews like to say. These kids have their challenges for sure, but they are truly wonderful people at heart.
Christopher was diagnosed at 2 weeks old with cystic fibrosis (CF). If you want to know more about CF, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a good place to learn about cystic fibrosis.
I was told way back then that he had a 50/50 chance to be a teenager. He also had behavior problems it seems from a very young age, but as he grew into school years, the behavior problems became more problematic every year.
Counselors and doctors, more medicine and psychiatrist but nothing was really helping and controlling the problems. That is up until junior high. He was hospitalized for severe behaviors at school and then diagnosed as bipolar with psychoses. The medicine regimen now began to help him be a happier, calmer and easier to live with young man.
All through these difficult years and still to date, his intense medical regimen goes on every day.
In his late 20’s, Christopher and Ash were diagnosed with fragile X. This causes mainly severe social impairment for the girls, but deteriorating intellect, function and behavior for the males.
This has not been helpful for Christopher’s cystic fibrosis care. He is now to the point where he has to be monitored for every treatment and told constantly to breathe his mists correctly. He has to be monitored heavily or he will not do anything to keep himself alive, care for his hygiene, eat right or anything else.
Sara is a godsend and a beautiful person because she continues this battle every day regardless of how she feels.
Ash is a beautiful person inside and out. She has enormous difficulty with social interaction and a moderate degree of impairment, but she’s a pretty awesome kid all in all.
The Rest of the Gang
I can’t put pictures of the whole family on here because I’d have to get permission from a ton of people.
We’ll suffice it to say I have four more kids I love beyond words. In spite of the twists and turns of life, they are still part of what makes the world go around.
I have 10 beautiful grandchildren ranging in age from 5 to 17 years old. Each and every one of them is a special and unique personality that gives a blessing to the world. Nope…I’m not a bit prejudice.
Of course I can’t leave my family intro without sharing a bit of my mom with you. My desire to take care of mama in the way she deserves is one more piece of my “why.” I love her dearly and treasure her every day.
Thanks for Coming By to Meet My Family
I appreciate you taking time to come by and learn about my family. They are the treasure of my heart and the “why” behind all I do.
I can’t wait to hear about your “why” and learn what drives you to your success!
Until later friends,