My adversity was my singleness. I never married and so desperately wanted to have children. It never happened. Much like the character of Sam in the DQMW episode, "Pikes Peak", I spent over 25 years working with teens in church, summer camps, mission trips, etc. In particular I worked one-on-one and in groups of teenage girls. The picture is of a last outing I did with a group of my girls. We did a "retreat" in a hotel. I loved my girls and while I didn’t have biological children, I have been blessed with 100’s of children-of-heart.