Ingrid Odle grew up in a small town in May Pen, Clarendon, on the island of Jamaica. She believes herself to be a country girl at heart having enjoyed the modest lifestyle her parents provided. Always preferring the singing of birds, chasing frogs, climbing trees, splashing in the rain, making dolls’ clothes, peeling sugar cane and mangoes with her teeth and, at every opportunity, writing in her dream journal or curling up with a good book. As the oldest of 3 girls, she had to grow up fast - cooking, cleaning, sewing, doing hair, going to the market, taking care of the animals, helping with the vegetable garden and all the other responsibilities that came with being an older child. Often acting more like a grown up than a big sister, especially where disciplining was involved. She got her first full-time job after completing High School at age 16, started Community College at age 19 and then went on to University at 23. She became Mama Ingrid to the rest of the students, being at least 5 or 6 years their senior, had had a real job and possessed certain unique abilities. She became counselor, tutor, confidant, leader and best friend. When others were enjoying their Spring, Summer or Christmas breaks, she was on a bus heading home to her old job that her former bosses so graciously allowed her to keep. Now, all grown up, she’s been married to the same wonderful guy, Graham, for over 16 years. Together they share 4 children, 5 grandchildren and several businesses. Life together has been more like a roller coaster than a cruise ship and, with all the lessons learnt, wisdom was born and hope nurtured. This inspirational book is her second published work and she is expected to do much more.