My name is Christin James. I am 34 years old, mother of three and spouse of a Soldier. I grew up in East Texas and that is also where I met my husband when we were kids. I’d say that I have a very normal childhood. My parents loved us (I have a younger brother) and never shied away from telling us that. We were all very involved in our church, my parents taking on several leadership roles within. They were both very well know and respected in our community. We were your typical middle class, nuclear family. All that changed when I was 16 years old.