Parker County Today April 2018 - Page 24

sex industry and transformed her life by finding Jesus. She now works to get others out of the industry. It is just proof that anyone who wants to change their life can do so. PCT: What do you do to decompress? BH: I unwind by watching Investigation Discovery, working on genealogy, or spending time with my daughter and granddaughters. PCT: What is something people don’t know about you? BH: I love to volunteer my time for the Weatherford Police Department. Most do not know that I was doing traffic control at age 15 for Palo Pinto County Civil Defense. I have gone on manhunts, trolled the bottom of the lake trying to recover a body, and searched fields for missing people during day and night time. Something that seems to take people off guard is my family. I am a cousin to two of the famous Christian heavy metal band members of Stryper. Their grandfather and my dad were broth- ers. PCT: What would you most like to be remembered for? BH: I would like to be remembered for being a giving person, loving wife, mom and grandmother, and being a little mischievous. PCT: What is your definition of the best day ever? BH: Next to having my granddaugh- ters safe and healthy, my ultimate day would be a day of no bad news, no fighting, peace and calm on earth.  of painting and photographing for myself, the transition into commis- sioned work for the public was fairly seamless. I’ve been working for our local community and beyond now for about nine years. PCT: What’s the best piece of advice you would give?  BH: Be a leader not a follower; stand up for yourself while being kind to others. PCT: What is your favorite novel? BM: I’ve always been a Tolkien fan, so Lord of the Rings trilogy ranks pretty high! Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, based on the book of Hosea is a captivating read as well. PCT: What is the most interesting thing you have ever done in your life?  BH: Actually two things, first is having been a bone marrow donor back in 1995 to a 16-year-old boy in Italy. I have been to Italy twice to visit him. I was his “witness” or “best woman” at his wedding. The second thing is finding my father’s biological siblings after 64 years of separation. He got to meet two of the five before he passed away, and I have since located two more. Baily Mize Baily is an artist and photo- journalist with Back to Life Ministries PCT: If you could have lunch with anyone, either living or dead from history, who would it be?  BH: From my history, I would have loved to have had lunch and conver- sation with my great-grandparents who immigrated from Greece