“We are moving from Birmingham to Foley at the end of May. My husband died nine years ago. He would have been 35 yesterday. I remarried and divorced. That was a mistake and this is me starting over. I want to buy a house and be peaceful.
My husband and I grew up in Hueytown and then lived next door to my grandparents. My brother dated his sister. I was 17 and he was 21 when we married. Four months later we got pregnant with our daughter. We waited for ten years for the other two. We realized children were expensive and we were poor. I went to school and got a nursing degree. He was romantic and sent me love letters and drew pictures for me at work. We loved Disney movies and the quote from Up was our favorite. ‘Thanks for the adventure- now go have a new one.’ He signed my love letters ‘Love Robby’ and we used his signature from the letters for the tattoo,
It feels amazing to stand here in the sun. It is the best decision I have ever made. Look at this picture of me four years ago. I am not the person I was. There were several times I was close to not making it. There was so much I had to mentally work through and behaviors I had to change before I made this move. This isn’t running away and I didn’t want that baggage coming with me. I am hitting the restart button today. I couldn’t be happier.”