To my BEST supporter, coach, and inspiration in life, I would like to dedicate this book to my husband, Dr. Fred L. Hodge, Jr. His unrelenting determination to see the best, and believe the best in me is what has propelled me to undertake such a fulfilling and rewarding project. Thank you, for allowing me to crawl into bed in the wee hours of the night, while trying to complete one more chapter!
To Angela, the anointed scribe and editor, you made me sound like I graduated from Harvard. You are truly the Master Editor. I couldn’t imagine writing this book without you.
To my children, and grandchildren, thank you for being part of “Nana’s” life! You all have been a part of the construction project in my life. In addition, I am so Godly proud of each one of you; every one of you are a sparkle in my eye!
To all my Living Praise Church Family, thank you for cheering me on and being a voice of affirmation and believing in me.
To Pastor Bridget Hilliard who has taught me that winning is a life-long endeavor that is progressive in its pursuit. Thanks for affirming that life requires overcoming setbacks, and outlasting opposition while realizing worthwhile goals.
To Theresa Kirk, who introduced me to Willa Robinson and the Knowledge Power Books’ family! It’s the perfect connection that gives me the fuel to sit at my computer and just write.