Irene had her first child 26 years ago and her baby, age 22 left home three years ago, leaving her behind with two grandchildren to raise. She stays home full time to take care of the children, finding that daycare is more costly than what she can make in the current economy. With younger individuals seeking employment, who have more education and energy, work is difficult to come by and she cares for two additional children in her home to help make ends meet. Irene does not charge the family she cares for much, in efforts to lighten their financial load. Her grandbabies, Susan, age 4, and Jack, age 2, are the light of her life. Susan enjoys helping grandma in the kitchen and would like a play cooking set for Christmas. She also would love to have a Cabbage Patch Doll to call her own. Just beginning his toddler years, Jack finds joy in sports and would like a ball and bat set or a soccer ball. Round two of raising children, Irene gladly takes on the nurturing and care for Susan and Jack. They love their grandma and she would go to the ends of the world for them!