December 16, 1999: Damien was born
April 30, 2000: Damien was taken from me
January 5, 2001: Jacqueline was born
January 21, 2001: I got married to my 1st husband
March 15, 2001: I left my 1st husband who was an abusive alcoholic
September 13, 2002: I started dating Jeremy
October 29, 2003: Ethan was born
May 16, 2005: My divorce from my 1st husband was finalized
August 11, 2006: I married Jeremy
December 29, 2009: DCFS changed my life forever
April 28, 2010: Ethan's case was dismissed
June 11, 2010: Jacqueline moved in with me
August 17, 2010: My sister Stephanie had her little boy
August 22, 2010: Damien called me mom for the 1st time
November 23, 2010: Got sole custody & guardianship of Jacqueline. Case was closed
August 24, 2012: Had to commit my daughter to a mental/behavioral institute
January 30, 2013: Matt moved in with us
Husband: Jeremy (married 9/11/06)
Child #1: Damien (12/16/99)
Child #2: Jacqueline (1/05/01)
Child #3: Ethan (10/29/03)
Pets: Samantha, Guinevere, Jasper (Cats), Buddy (Shitzu Dog), Roxy & Black Jack (Guinea Pigs)
Name: Candice aka Candy
Birthday: 12/13/81 (31 years old)
Location: Freeport, IL
Hometown: Rockford, IL
Secondary Occupation: Designer
Interests: Graphic/Web Design, Crocheting, Arts & Crafts, Animals, Movies, Music
"I believe everything happens for a reason, People change so that you can learn to let go, Things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they are right, You believe lies so that you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can fall together."
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us."
"About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all."
-Rita Mae Brown
"The past is finished. There is nothing to be gained by going over it. Whatever it gave us in the experiences it brought us was something we had to know."