My mother raised four children on her own for 20+ years, always putting her own ambitions aside to work in a factory, at Family Dollar, House of Pizza, and various other jobs to put food in our stomachs, clothes on our backs, and everything children could ever need, while putting her own needs last. She has always put her children first, and we have watched her struggle over the years, though she never let on how much she was hurting. When we were old enough to care for ourselves she finally got to pursue her own dreams. She has wanted to be a truck driver for many years, and was finally given the chance in Sept of 2004. And she has loved trucking every since. It is her dream to own a beautiful Peterbuilt and to be able to travel the United States, to see what she once never though possible. She deserves this opportunity because she has done her job as a mother. Words cannot describe what this opportunity would mean to my mom, and I want this for her. She is an amazing woman that taught her children to never give up on your dreams, no matter how long they may take. As her children go out into the world striving for their dreams, I would love to see her achieve hers as well. She is beautiful both physically and spiritually, and she is my hero for all she has accomplished in life.
Lisa M. McAlpine