I have been in ministry for more than thirty-six years; I was licensed in 1981 as a Christian minister. Raising children is a challenge for anyone, but when one or more of them marches to their own drumbeat it becomes extremely difficult. This is my testimony, but by the grace of God we met the challenge. My husband was in the military for twenty-three years, so we have travelled to and lived in many places; however, we have lived in Chandler, Arizona, since 1990. I have been married to one man for forty-five years. We are those grandparents you hear about who have raised their children and grandchildren. We say God bless you to those other grandparents who are like us.