About Jackie

Jackie on Lanai with blue backgroundJackie is a loving wife, mother & grandmother.  She has been married to her wonderful husband Ron since 1982, and both are originally from Cincinnati.  They now live in the northern part of Tampa Bay (Spring Hill) with their 2 spoiled dogs, D.O.G. a blue heeler, & Chewie a toy yorkie.

They have a son Jason, and granddaughter Ellie in Cincinnati,

and a daughter Maria, son-in-law Raul, and 2 grandsons, RJ & Gio in Sacramento.

Her and Ron have owned a small, family business, Apex Floor & Furniture Care, since 1983 serving their customers, helping to bring peace of mind by providing solutions for the care and cleaning of their floors, rugs and furniture, holding the highest designation in their industry, and have been awarded the ”Best of Tampa Bay” since 2009.  She also owns “Beauty 4 ‘U’ 4 Less” as an Avon Rep, as she loves helping women feel great about themselves by helping them care for their home and themselves.

Jackie’s priorities in life are:  1) To put God first (love Him with all her heart, soul, mind & strength), 2) love others, and 3) to serve the world — she accomplishes this daily by supporting her husband in his business, and serving her customers in her business as well as helping to support several non-profits that are near and dear to her heart, and through her life experiences she helps others hurting and in need as she’s a “Life Experience” mentor at her local church.  She also writes and publishes blogs like this,  hoping her life experiences can bring healing, peace, joy and laughter to others.

Her philosophy in life is simple:  Live Well, Love Much & Laugh Often!  Jackie is a recovering codependent perfectionist and as you get to know more about her, you’ll realize life hasn’t always been an easy one; battling things physically, financially, mentally and emotionally, she’s allowed the difficult times to be stepping stones in her life, rather than stumbling blocks.  Through these tough times, she’s learned to respond in faith and confidence, rather than to react with anger, fear, and anxiety, which at one time in her life had her at a panic ridden, anxiety, stagnated state.  She’s perservered and has allowed these difficulties to build character and integrity, giving all praise and glory to God, her Creator, Lord and Savior, and BFF (Best Friend Forever) for ALWAYS being the one Constant, Stable, Dependable, Firm Foundation in her life, WITHOUT FAIL!!!

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