After I left my marriage, with custody of my children, many years of good health continued. Our life was very happy. As a single parent, the experience of guiding my children through their formative years with the strong ideals and values that I had been given by my mother was wonderfully fulfilling to me. My children adored me and I them. We did not have a lot of money, but we did have money for treats, birthdays, short vacations, and of course for necessities. I think these years were some of the happiest of my life. My children were growing "straight and tall" inside. Their friends loved coming to our home because I cooked very tasty dishes, which were also nutritious. In the 1970s, I still baked bread. During this time, I took my medication, saw a psychiatrist who also believed in me, and tried to limit stress in my life. Overall, life was very good. It gave validity to my decision to leave my marriage.