UNITED BY FAITH
DIVIDED NO MORE
Help me make a stand for you in Washington!
We have to see the big picture and that is... this nation, our country needs to come back to its first love – God.
We are a proud family of Alabamians going way back to the 1700s.
I am an Alabama girl through and through! My mother's side of the family (Tidmore) is from Blount County. They have lived in Alabama since the 1700s when Heinrich, Johann or John, and Adam Tidmore came over from Frankfurt Germany and settled in Blount County. Nectar used to be named Tidmoreville because it was settled by the Tidmore family (my mothers family). Johan or John Tidmore later moved and settled in Hale County, Alabama.
My grandmother, Beatrice Tidmore (who I am proudly named after) married Curtis Drew Hays at a very young age. My grandfather, Curtis educated himself and became a boilermaker and then boilermaker superintendent over all of TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority). My mother Linda Drue Hays-Gibbs was their youngest daughter. My mother's family wasn’t rich, but they were hard-working and have lived in Alabama for centuries. I just wanted to let Alabamians know that I am a true Alabama girl even though I was born in Tennessee - my father's family's stomping ground (Nashville and Old Hickory). I was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. After my father came home from Vietnam, he began working with TVA and was trained as a plant operator. My father was then recruited to go to Saudi Arabia to help with their power plants. My family spent around 4 years in Saudi Arabia. We moved to Alabama when I was around 8 years old, then we moved to Moundville, Alabama when I was 13.
I graduated from Hale County High School in 1992 and got married not long after graduation. I had my first child in 1994 and in 1997, I started classes at a local community college where I received a nursing license. After graduating, I worked in Tuscaloosa for a local doctor. I had my second child in 2000 and in 2005, I went back to school. I attended The University of Alabama for elementary and special education and went on to teach 2nd grade at a local private school for 6 years. During the time I was teaching, I went back to The University to receive a master's degree in special education. I graduated in 2011 and had my third child in November of that year. In 2013, I went to work at a local public school as a self-contained special education teacher. Currently, I am back at The University of Alabama pursuing a doctorate in special education.
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