I am a 51-year-old single mother, however both my children are grown. I homeschooled for over 9 years (in the 1990's), and I look on those years as some of the best of my life. In October 2000, I had to go back to work to support my family. I worked as a classroom aide for LAUSD, and also at JC Penney part time. In 2003, through a friend, I secured a job at a mortgage company which truly was a blessing- I only had to work one job!! In October 2007 our company closed, and all the employees were laid off. I am currently looking for a job and collecting unemployment, and considering moving from California.
While I have no formal writing experience, it has been my love since I was very young. Teachers, friends and family have encouraged me to pursue my dream over the years, but I never took the time. When I found Faithwriters I decided, in an arena with fellow Christians, I would submit some Writing Challenges to see what kind of feedback I would receive. I have had such encouragement from my fellow Faithwriters, and this has helped me to keep focused on God and His will for my life. I know He is in control, and where He closes a door, He also opens a window. At this point and time, Faithwriters has been a window!