She raised two boys basically on her own, as a single mother who gave up everything for her kids. An infamous story tells how she sold her most prized possession, her own late mother’s set of Fiesta Ware dishes, because she wanted to make sure her boys had gifts under the Christmas tree. She started out in an administrative position at a large corporation, and has worked her way up to being a Global Sales Manager, a position that gives her an income which she is always generously sharing with her family. She says, “I have the money to do this now. Let me do it.” Her grandchildren adore her with every fiber of their beings, and even though she’s not a cold weather fan, she sat outside with her two year old grandson for an hour in the snow, just because he wanted her to. She is my biggest inspiration as a mother, wife and all around human being.