My Humble Beginnings
I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Married, divorced, and raised four beautiful children: one son and three daughters. As a child, I learned many valuable life lessons. Growing up, I was taught that if you want anything, you have to work hard to get it. I was taught to always put God first, trust the process, and treat people with compassion and respect. My grandmother would say, “Angela, you have to learn to rise to every occasion.”
I’ve always loved writing, and as a little girl, I decided that one day I would become a famous author and create worlds where you could lose yourself in great imagination and fantasy.
But my journey did not take me down that path. Instead, I was forced right into the wrong direction and left to figure life out. And I did. ASK me how.
My big beautiful life has provided me with so many lessons from ups and downs, dreams and nightmares, love and heartaches, thunderstorms and sunshine. I’ve been in the valley low and I have stood on the mountaintop. And with each step, I hear my grandmother say, “Angela, you have to learn to rise to every occasion.” And I have. I rise.
I will tell you that the day I lost my son, I thought my world was over. I wanted to die. There was no lesson that could have prepared me for that day. Those moments that are forever etched in my mind and engraved on my heart. I even begged God to let me take his place and every day I woke up and still had breath, it was my nightmare. But this was the path I had to endure - so my new journey began, and Danny Edward Lovett Jr. became my “WHY.” With every breath, I put one foot in front of the other and I rise to the occasion. Trusting God, trusting the processing, and believing without a doubt that I can and I will.
I’ve learned that while I experienced a great loss, I still have reasons to smile. My three daughters Lakisha, Andrea, and Ashley and my grandchildren inspire me to smell the roses and be the best me. You see, if I give up, what lessons do I leave them? I want to show them and show the world that no matter what your journey if you put one foot in front of the other, you too can rise to every occasion.