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    Rebecca "Becca" Renee Collins (23) marries Gregory "Greg" Michael Donaldson (25) on October 25, 2003 at Bernheim Forest in Kentucky. The autumn colors are beautiful. Becca is wearing a pearl colored wedding gown, very vintage looking. She has 3 girls standing with her. Her older sister, Elizabeth Anne Collins (25) is her maid of honor. Her close friends, Whitney Faith Gray (23) and Holly Kay Foster (24) are her bridesmaids. They are all wearing raisin colored dresses and carrying beautiful autumn bouquets. Greg is wearing a traditional tux as is his Best Man and best friend Christopher "Chris" Wayne Anderson (26). His Groomsmen are close friends Zachary "Zack" Matthew Anderson (24) and Henry James Johnson (25). Becca and Greg honeymoon in the Caribbean, where they spend 12 wonderful days. They return home to Louisville, KY where they have a nice, 2 bedroom apartment.

    2004: By July, Becca and Greg are split up. Greg leaves because Becca has been spending a lot of time partying with her friends. He moves in with his best friend, Chris. Becca spends the summer "finding herself" and thinking that she may have jumped into marriage too soon. September rolls around and Becca finds herself missing Greg terribly. He moves back in mid-September and they work to fix their marriage. Becca swears that she remained faithful. In October, they celebrate their 1 year anniversary by flying to Florida for a week.

    2005: In October, Becca opens a small book store in a very locally eclectic part of town. She calls it, Becca's Book Nook. The store sells new and used books and has a very successful start.

    2006: In November, Becca gives birth to their first child. Ian Gregory Donaldson was born on November 22, 2006 at 8:28 pm. He weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21 in. long. He was born at a local hospital, with the assistance of a midwife and doula.

    2007: In January, Greg is offered a new position with the company that he works for. The pay and benefits are great. The only issue is that he, Becca and Ian will have to move to Florida. After much consideration, they decide that the opportunity is too good to pass up. In May, they move to Vero Beach, FL. Becca's bookstore is bought by local book enthusiast and is renamed, Bardstown Book Nook.

    2008: In June, Becca's close friend Whitney, who is now married to Gabriel Aaron Gonzalez (30), gives birth to her first child. Amora Rose Gonzalez is born on June 2, 2008 in Louisville, KY. Becca is very happy for her friend and wishes she could be there to help welcome the new addition.

    2009: In November, Becca's older sister, Elizabeth gets married to Franklin David Gordon (33). They marry in Louisville, KY and Becca is her sister's Maid of Honor. Little Ian is a Ring Bearer. Becca, Greg and Ian are able to spend nearly 2 weeks in Louisville visiting with family and friends.

    2010: On October 10, Elizabeth gives birth to her first child. Sophia Grace Gordon is born in Louisville, KY. Becca and Ian fly to Louisville to visit for a week. Greg remains in Florida because of work.

    2011: On April 5, Whitney gives birth to her second child. Gabriel Aaron Gonzalez Jr. is born in Atlanta, GA. The Gonzalez Family moved to Atlanta about 18 months ago because of Gabriel's job.

    2012: On September 12, Becca gives birth to their 2nd child. Amber Rose Donaldson is born at 7:45 pm, at home with the assistance of a midwife. She weighs 8 lbs. 3 oz. and is 20 in. long. Ian is excited about having a little sister.

    2013: Greg's parents had moved down to Florida not long after Becca and Greg. Greg is their only child and they wanted to be close to him and his family. Unfortunately, Greg's father passed last summer, at the age of 67. He had a heart attack. Greg's mother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Because of chemo, she needs a lot help. She moves in with Becca and Greg since they have plenty of room. They care for her and eventually hire a nurse to be there.

    2014: Becca and Greg get the kids a puppy for Christmas. It's a Black Lab and they name her Luna. She brings a lot of joy to the house.

    2015: Greg's best friend, Chris, dies in a car crash. He and his 2 daughters were living in Louisville. Chris was a single father because the girls' mother left when they were very young. Chris' younger brother, Zack, is not "father material", he makes a great uncle but not a father. Chris' mother died about 5 years ago and his father is not able to care for children because of his health. Therefore, the girls move down to Florida to The Donaldson Family. The girls are Sierra Jade Anderson (10) and Serenity Claire Anderson (8).

    2016: Becca decides to open another bookstore, this time in Vero Beach, right along the coast. She calls this one Beachside Cook Store. It's the same set up as her bookstore in Louisville. It's very successful.

    2017: While in Louisville on business, Greg runs into his ex girlfriend. Her name is Gwendolyn "Gwen" Faye Sexton (40). They had a somewhat serious relationship in high school. They see each other several times during the business trip. Once Greg goes back to Florida, he keeps in contact with Gwen. There are more "business trips" and they eventually become intimate. Becca becomes suspicious and finds out that Greg is having an affair and it's been going on for about 6 months. Greg swears that Becca is the one who he loves and works hard to save his marriage. Gwen becomes distraught and flies to Florida and a confrontation between the 3 takes place. It is then, that Becca sees that Greg is truly sorry and realizes he made a huge mistake. Gwen heads back to Louisville and Becca and Greg work on their marriage. The kids can tell that something isn't right but they never know exactly what happened.

    2018: While still trying to repair their marriage, Becca is in a terrible car accident in Florida. She has multiple injuries and nearly dies. This just makes Greg realize how much he really does love Becca and it causes him to work even harder to repair their marriage. Becca makes a slow but full recovery.

    2019: Becca and her good friend, Leslie Lee Harper (40), open a coffee shop together in Vero Beach. It's located right next to Becca's bookstore and they call it Beachside Coffee Shop. It's a huge success as is the bookstore.

    2020: Becca's good friend, Holly (40), gives birth to twin boys on January 14. Holly got married a bit later in life at age 35 and then had trouble getting pregnant. With help, she became pregnant with twins. He husband is Colin William Sloane (42). The twins are Abraham Joshua and Benjamin Joseph Sloane. They are born in Chicago, IL where Holly has lived since 2005.

    2021: Becca, her sister, Elizabeth and their mother, Marie (65) take a trip to Europe where they spend 2 weeks. They have a fabulous time!

    2022: Becca and Greg buy a lovely beachside home. It's big and beautiful and it's close to Becca's businesses.

    2023: Amber's love for animals causes her to bring a stray cat home. At first, Becca and Greg are not thrilled by the idea but they eventually give in, with the understanding that Amber will care for the cat. She names her Lola, she is a tabby cat. Becca is now 43, she runs 2 very successful local businesses and is feeling and looking great. Greg, now 45, is very successful and has been with the same company for over 20 years. He is now a Vice President in the company. Ian, now 17, is into skateboarding, surfing and is an average student. He will graduate high school next year and may study marine biology. Of course, that's subject to change. Amber, now 11, is a straight A student who loves school, animals and hanging out with friends. Sierra, now 18, just graduated high school and plans on attending FSU in the fall. She's not quite sure what she wants to do. She has a boyfriend named Tyson Leroy Jackson (19). They have been dating for about a year. He attends FSU and is a star football player. Serenity is 16 and she mostly keeps to herself, she is very shy and has 2 very close friends. She loves reading and writing. Overall, The Donaldson Family is doing well.

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