My family is close. As in across the street. My parents, my sister, my two daughters and my granddaughter are basically sharing two houses. It’s kind of like “My Big Fat Irish Wedding” every day. I love it. Every Sunday we’ll have ten to twenty people over for a big family dinner. If you leave hungry, that’s on you.
I work as a crossing guard. Every day I see around 300 kids. I know almost all of them. Their names, their parents, their family situation. Middle school, those are the hardest years. These kids know I’m here for them, and they come to me with every problem they have. They invited me to their next dance. You know I’m going!
I’ve had a couple serious medical issues. A few years back my arm started to go numb and gray. At the first hospital they said they were going to have to amputate. So I moved over to Rhode Island Hospital. They said I might not have to lose the arm, but I’d lose all function. Well, I busted my butt in PT and I’ve got 95% function back.