I've always been a fan of children, dogs and horses. For the past two years, I have helped at my Bible study in the children's program. For nearly ten years, I have taught Parish Religious Education in third through seventh grades, at my church. The Diocese of St. Augustine maintains thorough reference checks on we, who are involved with the children. I am registered with my diocese. We are finger-printed and scanned by the St. Johns County Sheriff's Department. Also as a relocation agent for Berkshire Hathaway, I have submitted to their background check, and of course, an extensive check was made for my real estate broker's license.
I am blessed with many wonderful character references from prominent people in our Northeast Florida area.
My one and only son is now a freshman in University of Florida. For his entire school career, I have been his full time Mom, for sports, lessons, church, every activity. Our children are our future, and there is nothing more wonderful than spending time with them, and helping them know what a wonderful gift they are to their families and the world. Education and life long learning is the key to a wonderful life, and I am an avid reader, singer, athlete, good at board games, card games, story telling, poetry. I also love to cook and teach our children how to do so - it's fun! Keeping our rooms and study areas tidy and ready is also enjoyable. Knowing practical and old time bits and pieces helps children learn to relate to all people. Being a generous and giving person is also helpful, caring about our world, the less fortunate, animals and the environment.
It has been an important part of my growing up, and my son's life to be active in sports teams, spelling bees, speech contests, school plays, school fairs and benefits. Sports, music, art - everything we can give to the children is multiplied in their lives. At the same time, it's important for our children to understand money, savings and earnings. It's a lifelong project!