I was born and raised in the hills and mountains of Appalachia. And I've made these mountains my home ever since.
Buddy Ball cheerleader 1987
The Great Smoky Mountains
I love sunsets, waterfalls, and butterflies.
I am the product of a really great public school education, but I chose to homeschool my son for a variety of reasons-Autism being one. I was a high school honors graduate, and an honors graduate from college as well. I earned a B.A. in sociology, with minors in criminal justice, history, French, and meteorology.
National Honor Society induction ceremony, 1997
Spirit week "Twin Day" 1997
The end of a very long and very difficult 5 year college education.
I was, and forever will be, "Daddy's little girl." My dad died in 1999 from lung cancer. Smoking most definitely kills.
My dad with his uncle, 1995
My senior prom. 1998
I was never expected to have children, due to infertility issues, but God blessed me with the greatest son I could have ever dreamed of!
I love photography, and fancy myself as a pretty good wedding photographer.
You can see more of my "hobby" here: Missica Photography
I love God. I Love Jesus. I love my family. I love my friends. I love my life, and I feel so very blessed to live it every day. That's who I am.