My mother, Barbara Farmer was born January 23, 1956 in Rochester, New York. She was adopted by her parents when she was 3 days old. She is of Puerto Rican decent and her parents are of Irish and German decent. She has no brothers or sisters and grew up an only child. Attended school through ninth grade in New York and then moved to San Diego, California and attended Patrick Henry High for one year.
She met her first husband and my father while in her junior year. They their first child, Stephanie, on January 3, 1974 and were later married February 26, 1974. They had their second child, Desiree, on December 15, 1976. Followed by their third child, Donald, on December 17, 1980. He was followed by their final child, Shadrach, born on July 13, 1982.
Through out the years she has held different jobs. Some of these include a pizzeria in New York, a waitress at a restaurant in Ocotillio, process server in El Centro, a dietitian aid in San Diego, and a kennel manager in San Diego. Her favorite job that she remembers would be kennel manager because she loves interacting with the animals. She has a 6 year old rat terrier by the name of pebbles that keeps her company and vice versa.
She has 11 grandchildren that she loves unconditionally and loves to spend time with. She babysits them every chance she gets and loves to spoil them. She became a grandma in 1992 at the age of 36. She wasn’t prepared for it at her young age but accepted it. Ever since then she has welcomed 10 more grandchildren into her life and has never looked back.
She is currently enrolled at Grossmont Community College. She is taking courses in Medical Billing. She hopes to get a job as a Medical Insurance Biller. She felt she needed to go back to school to better herself and feel proud of her accomplishments. She feels she has had a rollercoater of a ride known as her life and knows that in the end it will all be worth it. She is anxious to see the light at the end of the tunnel.