Kelly J. Stigliano Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. - Proverbs 12:25 GALLERY “We” began in November of 1985. Our parents were praying we would make it. (l to r) Kelly’s parents, Morrell and Louise Atwood; Jerry’s parents, Eva and Dominick Stigliano. Our first Christmas together – 1985. The kids were little then. A reconstituted family, the statistics were against us. Thanks to God, and Jerry’s boundless patience, we beat the odds! (l to r) Angel (6), Alex (5), Joel (8), Seth (10), Todd (12). Even as kids, Angel and Alex were best friends. Todd, Seth and Joel have always been close buddies. Our kids are all grown up now. Jerry with his handsome sons, (l to r, youngest to oldest), Joel, Seth and Todd. Our nomadic son Alex has made a career of his love of the outdoors! Between bicycling around the coast of Nova Scotia, being a sea kayak guide in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and leading a tour up the northern west coast, he challenges me to be more adventurous. Angel brings out the best in my parents, Morrell and Louise Atwood. Sweet Fiona Elizabeth was our first grand-gift. Eleanor Katherine was born on our 27th wedding anniversary! Another fantastic gift! Our sweet granddaughters live far away and saying “goodbye” is always hard. A scheduling triumph, all kids together at the same time! Jerry repairs and resells damaged guitars and fixes other instruments. Check him out at www.guitarstig.com. God has redeemed our lives and given us the gift of a precious family. We’ve been married over 30 years. I love him more every day!