I raised my daughters as a single mom and, I won't lie, it was hard- but my girls are the shining stars in my life. Being a great mom (as good as MY mom) was the only thing I ever aspired to when I was young, believe it or not. I'm one of those very nurturing, maternal types, and always have been. I was the one who babysat all the kids in the neighborhood. I was also the oldest sister of 2 younger sisters, the youngest having a physical disability. I suppose that's what also drew me to taking care of special needs people, now that I think of it. Anyway, I love my girls who are now beautiful, intelligent, empowered young women and I am so glad I have had the privilege of being their mom in this life time.