As a single parent I have tried to play an active role in my son's life from the beginning. For a young boy, having to face life without the benefits a biological father at home was difficult for Alex. Fortunately, for our family, his grandparents and me, the adjustment came easy to him. He soon learned that a caring grandfather and loving uncle could hold the same place in his heart as the father he did not have. Alex and I were buddies from the time he was born and remain close to this very day. His grandmother and grandfather were like a second set of parents.
Alex became interested in musical theatre at the age of 6. Soon after he wanted to take piano lessons, dance lessons and study with a singing coach. He had show business in his blood and it pumped harder and harder everyday. He knew what he wanted in life from the first time he stepped onto the stage. To be an entertainer.
(Quote from Backstreet Mom, Ch. 2) "My mom was also a great help in getting Alex to and from lessons on those occasions when I had to work. We all did our part. My dad helped Alex rehearse his lines at night if I was not there to do it." Having my mom and dad around make a huge difference in both of our lives. The love and support of family is second to none.