I'm going to try to keep this simple. I love my kids, enjoy my job (most days) and am grateful for all the things in my life. I have known what it is to truly love and be loved. As hard as it is to find, and difficult at times to maintain- life is better when it is shared with someone. My friends describe me as the strongest person they know, although I don't think that's by choice but rather circumstances. I'm ready to start the next chapter in my life because I have a lot of living, laughing and loving still ahead of me. I try to maintain a positive attitude in everything I do and to stay in the present enough to enjoy life's unexpected gifts. I'm looking for someone who is family and career oriented and who has a good enough sense of humor to appreciate life as it happens. The things I'm looking for in a relationship are someone I can laugh with frequently, feel supported by continually, get some nurturing when I'm having a bad day and who I can be completely myself with. I believe that love should be built on respect, patience, complete trust, communication and crazy insane attraction to each other :). I prefer sweet, stylish, compassionate guys who are gentlemen. Clean shaven or a little scruff is hot, more is not for me.