Joined Aug 22 2010
WEST PALM BEACH
I was born in Miami, Florida to a 17 year old, divorced young woman, Mildred Williams & an older gentleman, Clarence Richardson in 1959, and My grandmother, Eva Mae Grace ~'MaDear'! I thank God for my grandmother, and if it had not been for her, I fear to think of where and or what I may have become. But for the grace of God, he gave me a loving grandmother!! My mother always envied me, and the relationship I had with my grandmother, her mother! My mother led a great life, except for the wife beating second husband, and when she divorced him....... oh boy, it got worse. She became an alcoholic, drug addicted, and evil person. Lost her LPN license, got it back, and the cycle just continued until her sixties, when she was hospitalized because all her organs failed. Hospitalized in ICU, God allowed us to forgive, and relinquish the anger, she transitioned November 2, 2007.For this reason, she I were not close, no matter how hard I tried to please her, I could never do enough! So, at age 40, with 4 beautiful children, I realized, and accepted, it was a never winning battle!
I decided to be a single mom after marrying my first husband twice! He was not mature enough, an teen alcoholic turned an adult alcoholic, cocaine bumping fool! I refused to live that way, and put my children through the hell that I grew up with. I worked full time, and juggled a small business to afford our lifestyle. I promised God, should He allow me my health, and strength, I would take the best care of my children, and give the best I was able to afford. Thanks be to a wonderful God, He did as His word said, honored my request, and so did I! Today, my eldest son owns the only minority owned endoscopic resource business. Eldest daughter, also a single mom, and intelligent young woman is successfully employed, CFO of our nonprofit, Evas' Grace Foundation, Inc., and a fulltime mom of three beautiful children. Youngest daughter successfully is manager of her corporate employment, owns her own salon, COO of our nonprofit, full time mother of a beautiful daughter, and wife. Youngest son graduated college, and pursuing his Doctorate degree, while successfully managing his specialty funeral services business, and Director in our nonprofit.
I currently am in school fulltime, manage our nonprofit, wife, and travel with my wonderful husband as we enjoy our children, and grandchildren!
Evas' Grace Foundation, Inc. empowers single parents, and youth to find thier purpose in life, pursue thier educational, and business goals.
Andrina has created here an excellent opportunity for everyone to dare to venture into our own souls and purpose for which God created us! Thank you my sista for this opportunity, I pray Gods continued blessings in your life, and the live of which you touch as we walk into our destinies!
Whatever we purpose in our hearts, and get Gods' approval to do, can be done, as long as we commit with a pure heart!