My personal growth and healing journey began when I tragically lost my son in 1980. My losses continued with the loss of my daughter when she chose to live with her father 10 years after our divorce was final. It was in 2006 that I participated in the Motherless Daughters Journey Class. My purpose was to prepare myself emotionally for my daughter’s upcoming wedding, knowing it would be emotional. Little did I know and understand that my mother had been emotionally absent for many years and how that had affected me, although her actual death had not been that many years ago. I have chosen to pay it forward as I continue my own healing and growth by serving in this ministry.