My Talk to Collier High School Staff - Fall 2018
Hello everyone. Thank you for welcoming me this afternoon. And thank you Mrs. Santana for your kind words about The Making of Faith and inviting me here today.
Our family is blessed to know and receive the staff of Collier’s incredible support since 2014. Thank you. For those of you I haven’t had the pleasure to meet, my name is Victoria Baker. I am the parent of two sons Danny and Ian Baker, both currently attending college.
Nineteen years ago, daycare costs matched my take home salary. The boys were 3 and 1 when we decided I would become a stay-at-home mom. We prayed and believed it was the best decision for our family. I am grateful to have grown up with Ian and Danny.
It never occurred to me that I would embrace the skills of a nutritionist, naturopath, educator, neurologist, therapist, attorney, case manager, advocate, and single parent. Our family psychologist kidded, “You may not have the certifications, but you play them all in real life.” As for single parenting, it was only God’s Grace that made a way and continues to do so. Continue to It's Not Easy.