I am a Domestic Engineer! Yep, professional homemaker for over 30 years!
I was born and raised in Lansing, Illinois, just south of Chicago. I grew up with my Dad, Mom and two brothers. I was the ONLY GIRL. As I was growing up I had one main goal in life; to marry the boy across the street & to have 4 babies. I am successful!!!
I met my husband Don when we were 2 & 3 years old. We lived across the street from each other.
We just celebrated our 32nd anniversary in September. He is the love of my life, my dreams come true and I choose to dance with him into eternity! We have been blessed with 4 awesome sons! #1.Daniel 30 ❤Christina, #2.Thomas 27 ❤Mary, #3.Zachary 24 ❤Taylor, and #4.Benjamin 21. We now have 6 grand babies, 3 boys and 3 girls! My name has changed from "Mom" to "Mimi" and I'm in heaven! We all love Jesus and serve him at home and abroad. Our mission is to love people.
As a young girl I attended dance lessons where I learned a bit of tap, ballet and jazz. I used my talents in the junior high and high school theater and music productions. I've never been a ballroom dancer. However, I remember my parents taking Ballroom Dance lessons. My favorite dance partner was my dad. I loved the way he would lead me around the dance floor at weddings and parties.
I was asked to dance last year for The National Kidney Foundation event, but I was grieving the loss of my dad. In October, we attended a charity event for Cardon Children's Medical Center, where we bid on and purchased a trip to Hollywood California to see Dancing With The Stars, live. "It was awesome!" Upon our return I received a call from Dennis Thomson asking me if I would like to dance in this years event.
And so, I am dancing with memories of my dad and me. I am also dancing to celebrate Ryan Nellie’s 1 year anniversary with his new kidney, and his life without daily dialysis. What a blessing! I hope to have him and his mom, my friend, Toni Konopisos in the audience for this years National Kidney Foundation event. My prayer is to raise enough money to make a difference in someone's life as I honor my Dad on the dance floor and celebrate with those I love so deeply.