June 9, 2004:Diary Entry

Today is the procession and viewing ceremony of former President Ronald Reagan. President Reagan passed away several days ago. Today is Congressman Young’s birthday, as well as my daughter, Halie Mae’s 10th birthday.

I’m waiting to board my plane back home. I’m excited to get there. I’m excited to come back here again too. (Washington, DC).

I’m excited to talk with a gentlemen in DC again. He says, “There She is.” whenever he sees me. His mom was 18 when she had him. She was a single mom (like me) who worked her way through night school (also like me).

I miss my children. I cant wait to see them running at me with arms open for a hug and yelling, “Mommy!!” What a reward!