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This is how I got here ….good ol’ Central Illinois

A few decades or so ago my mother made her way back down to Mississippi where she gave birth to the youngest of  her 4 children. Already having had 2 sons and a daughter, she gave birth to ME in a small town: Kosciusko, MS. Other than being the birthplace of  Sunshine Ray, the only more notable event to ever occur in Kosciusko, MS was the birth of  Oprah Winfrey! I just read that she has a street named after her there (only fitting I suppose). I’m thinking that when I become famous (for whatever it is I’ll become famous for) I’ll be sure to speak with Oprah and find out how I go about having the street I was born on named after me!

Shortly after I was born my mom moved back to Central Illinois where we lived happily ever after………….ok,  I’m joking, about the happily ever after part anyway.

The truth in its’ entirety is juicy enough to write a book about (and my kids are trying to convince me to write it) but at this point I’ll protect the innocent and give an edited version! 

I grew up in Decatur, Illinois. In 2001 my kids and I moved to Springfield, Illinois. In 2005 I graduated from nursing school and in 2013 we moved back to Decatur. This year on February 26th the girls dad and I got married. 

Long story short: all the things I’ve seen and been through along the way have brought me here today. A point where I’d like to share information, ideas and stories that I think helped me and will hopefully help others! 

For months I’ve been trying to decide how much of my childhood I wanted to share. The point of sharing is to help others. I will post situations I’ve been in, explain the way In which I resoloved the situation and provide alternatives/resources. Having said that, I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable so please take note that the posts/stories/resources that follow will contain very personal information that may be difficult for some to read but will have it’s own category: Rays of Sunshine.