Well, my story was such a long one, that I never got to put into it, how I dealt with Mom's death in Adulthood, well today, I have allowed mom to RIP, but it took some years of crying and wondering and dealing with abandonment issues (this is a great topic because I too, abandoned my boys, when I was off into my thing), but as I sat down one day, and wrote my Mom a letter as to how I felt about her dying so young, I was able to see her for who she was, a wonderful mother, friend & a person, who God called home, early in life. I'm grateful that I've had the opportunity to remain in this world, twice as long as she did. My son's and I have a relationship now, with one of them, it's the best I've had in years and the other one, well, that pain of abandonment is still haunting him, but I allow him to come around in his time, bottom like is, I'm there for him, whenever, if ever, he chooses. Ok, I just had to get that out of the way, but for me today, I'm very much into the youth. I coach basketball and I love working with the kids, boys and girls. I now reside in Prescott, AZ, and here they only have the YMCA for the youth and their season is only about 3 months long, in California, I coached an AAU team, their season lasted 11 months, so here in Prescott, I'm trying to work with some people to see if we could come up with an AAU team in this area, I think it would be great for the kids to be able to play, competitive ball, all year round. Also, I work in the hospital here as a Patient Financial Representative and i pride myself in being @ work, on time and doing my job. (There were times in my life, I could have cared less about working). I'm also involved in still (at my age) playing basketball and softball for the church, the hospital and the community, so I try hard to remain active. I at all times, try to be a role model for whoever I come in contact with, because I learned growing up, you treat people the way you want to be treated, even if they treat you bad, you turn the other cheek and remain yourself. Also today, I have a wonderful lady in my life, and I adore her too the utmost. When I'm down, she lifts me up and when I need a helping hand, I know, I can count on her. She has a wonderful daughter who I just adore (she's a teenager, 15 years old, nothing more needs to be said) but I try so hard to teach her the right way in life and advise her on how much the right way will carry her. Today, my life is good and I had to go thru what I went thru, to have it this way.