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Grace is the definition of selfless. She is a mother who has dedicated her life to support her 4 girls. She is so selfless that she would never make a site to raise funds for her dreams. That's where I come in. I am the youngest of her 4 crazy girls and my mother and I have been through a lot. My mother has worked 3 jobs to support us from the time I was 14 years old. I am nearing 24, which means almost ten years she has persevered through lack of sleep, physical and emotional draining and still manages to keep a smile and "graceful" attitude through it all. Grace or Meim as I call her suffered the loss of a marriage, home and children separating all in one difficult swoop. From that point on, her and I lived above a garage until it was time to move to Texas to try and build a new life. With Gods help and the right people around us, Texas was looking up until difficulty struck. The truth over my Uncle surfaced after the death of my Aunt. The FBI concluded that he murdered two of his wife’s and that my mother was the potential third victim. This propelled her and I into years and years of interviews, sleepless nights, police protection, emotional heartache, school and work loss, courts and trials, and overall exhaustion on a heart, head and body level. There is bound to be a change after that experience and one of the hardest has been a change in my sister. It has been an 8-year journey my mother and I have kept close to regarding the addictions that have crippled my sister and her daughter. This has taken my mother and I through constant hard lessons and tough decisions to make. We are now at a point in our lives where we want more and are ready to get out of our comfort zones and find it! We hope to go to Europe and discover what it means to live. By our definition of live we believe that means to learn more about others, go to the hurt and the broken, learn new cultures and lifestyles, acquire language skills, hike through forests, take rest, rise to challenges and do what we were created for and learn from the best! This is an opportunity for my mother and I to chose a path we have sought out. Not one molded by past pains, intrusions from murder and addictions, but one full of fun, love and joy! We have worked in the prisons for years now and have a desire to go out and restore people who have also gone through past pains and a life intruded on by others, addictions and themselves. So please think about being apart of our journey in any way you can! We cannot wait to document the adventures and see where the unpaved road may take us. My favorite part of this is not that I may get financial backing from wonderful people, but that even if we don’t earn a cent, I have gotten out our story and how a wonderful mother can give everything and love so passionately. Thank You!!! –Grace and Joy Adventures, a Mother/Daughter Duo