Jacques and I were blessed (?) enough to be raised by a very strong Italian mother. While our dad worked long hours as a carpenter in our formative years, our mom worked full-time as well. She managed restaurants, supervised a chain of hotels, and was a high-powered executive for a weight-loss company for many years. This was in the mid-80’s to early 00’s when it was still kind of out-of-the-ordinary for a woman to be in the “corporate world” that was generally reserved for men. It wasn’t strange to us – it’s what women did in our eyes. Both our parents were always there for us, and we could have asked for better people to raise us with their strong work ethic. Sure, we may have not always had something for the school bake sale or they didn’t make every extracurricular activity (not that we did many), but they always made sure we had the opportunities that may not have been otherwise available if not for their sacrifice.
As we grew older, Jacques and I both were attracted to strong, career-driven women. Jacques’ wife Haley is a hair-stylist/mother of two/multiple business operator and my wife Desiree is an Army veteran who now works as an attorney in Chicago. They are the bread-winners in our respective families just as our mother was in ours. Jacques has two daughters, Paris and Dominique, and I have one as well, Amelie, with a possible (likely) second on the way. To say women are fundamental in our lives is an understatement. We were raised by a strong woman, married some, and are now raising our own.
3 Title Matches. 2 Tournaments. 1 Amazing Night!
RESISTANCE Pro returns with ROLLING THUNDER. Saturday September 19th at
VFW Post 5788
1026 E. 9th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
The 3rd Annual Samuel J. Thompson Memorial Tournament.
This is an ALL AGES SHOW that is fun for everyone!
Doors open at 6:30pm. Bell time at 7:30pm.
More details COMING SOON!