​October 9, 1988 .one of the happiest days of my life​

PHOTOS FROM CHERYL'S ALBUM

Our daughters. The reason why I get out of bed every day and go on.

With my dog Cocoa.  Find out what happened to my baby Cocoa in the book.

​Rob and his first true love.

His MOM​

​Leaving Riverhead County jail. Ready to try and  start my new life​



My brother & best friend. The only person in this world that knows how and what it was like

to suffer at the hands of our father. He will always be my hero.

​Proud parents. Not only did Rob commit to taking care of me, but

he became a RN to help others.​

Rob's Mom and Dad - These 2 wonderful people

never gave up on me.​.

1st Anniversary Oct.9,1989 Still smiling while trying to stay strong

This was me at the age of 11 with my sister Joann when the abuse started--the reason I needed to stop my father’s abuse from continuing. .

Our youngest daughters last college softball game

At the beach with our first born trying to find some peace

My high school picture. Not a happy time under that fake smile

-----Always feeling safe in his arms------


​This is the woman who taught me to never give up​

​All these years later I’m still 

holding on strong to my baby sister​

Birdie & Big Mike- the two people who loved me unconditionally & took me into their family, believing me with no questions asked. I love and miss them tremendously 

​Rob & me

after 30 years together​

​My mother would have loved to see her first granddaughter, play her organ 

All I ever wanted was to be a good mom