This research was done for three reasons:
1. For the love of my grandmother.
2. For the love of my father.
3. For the love of my children.
These are the people in my life that have always and will always make every day of my life worth it. Through thick and thin, good and bad, they have always been there to let me know that they are proud of me and that they support me no matter what.
To Grandma...who even through her criticism can make you feel special and unique. You are the diamond in an otherwise dirty pile of coal...you are what holds this family together, and even after you are gone, your words will be the ties that bind. Thank you Grandma!!
To Daddy...I am forever Daddy's Little Girl. You will always be the first one I think of when I get hurt, or when something wonderful happens in my life. You are and always will be my hero...my own personal Superman. It is because of you that I am who I am today. It is because of you that I was strong enough to make it as a single mother and as a Marine...it was because of you I made it. Thank you Daddy!!
To my three beautiful children, Brandi, Francis, & Tyler...You three are the light of life. The thought of each and every one of you brings a smile to my heart and a bright shining light to my soul. You make each day worth living and each night worth ending so a new day may begin. You three are so special that I am not sure how to explain it or put it into words. My heart is always so full when I think of each and every one of you..yet I can not bring those feelings into the proper thoughts. I can only hope that someday, you have the honor, joy, pride, blessings, and utter speechlessness that I have with your own children...so that you will understand what I truly mean and what I truly feel when I say: Thank you my darling Babies!!!
This research is not yet complete...as anyone who has ever set out to research there family history would know, this is a never ending process. If anyone has information that would further my research please email it to me so that I may enter it onto the site. There are step children that I know nothing about, include my own step brothers and sister previous families. Any information would be appreciated.