By Renee Williams, Photo Credit: Sean Morgan

Vera M. Lytch, 47, is a Sped Teacher and Student at Walden University. She has two children, Christopher, 20 years old and Temperance, 9. The family has three pets, Elsa, a Chihuahua and Pekingese mix, Brody, a Chihuahua and Poodle mix, and Mr. Krabs, a hermit crab.

One word you would use to describe yourself: Determined.

If you could have any job, what would you choose? Director and owner of a special needs center.

What quality do you admire the most? Humbleness and patience.

What’s your favorite food? Macaroni and cheese.

Dream vacation? Cuba.

Favorite place to take the kids? Myrtle Beach, SC and Weston, Fla.

If you had a super power, what would it be? Mind control. The power of the mind. The ability to control all with mind control.

Favorite TV show: Dr. Who and Game of Thrones.

What did you want to be when you grew up? An cccupational therapist.

Hobbies? Cooking, reading & gardening.

Is there an important life lesson you’ve learned? Never give up and seek your better self.

What would surprise people about you? I love to travel and find new adventures.

Best thing about being a mom? There is never a dull moment. Being a mom means that I can love freely.

Hardest part about being a mom? Watching my kids grow up and knowing that soon they wont need me like they once did as babies.

Favorite indulgence? Magnum ice cream and shopping.

What was your first job? Mazzio’s Pizza on Peach Orchard Road.

Whom do you admire the most? I admire my mother who didn’t let her age stop her from seeking a higher degree at Emory University.

Signature dish? Macaroni and cheese.

Favorite subject in school? Language Arts and Greek Mythology.

Greatest hope: To finish my Education Specialist(EdS) degree in Special Education with a minimal amount of gray hair.

Biggest fear: Spiders.

What are you reading right now? The Seraphina Series.

What inspires you? Seeing the light in my student’s eyes become brighter with clarity as they solve a problem or finish a task.

This article appears in the October 2018 issue of Augusta Family Magazine.
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