I've been busy trying to rebuild my life after Mike. The kids still write him letters with my help. Whew, so difficult to keep my feelings toward a man who could betray his family and ignore his children to myself. What he doesn't realize is he stole from himself, losing an important part of his life, his children.

I like my job. Teaching has always been enjoyable. I love to watch that understanding light go on.

My best friend, Alice, and her husband moved back from Chicago. I'm so glad to be able to rebuild our friendship. Jason coaches the kids' t-ball team, and they adore him.

Each day, my life and the children's becomes better. Gram and Gramps provide stability with help from Aunt Grandma and Uncle Grandpa. What a relief to see sunshine in our lives.