The Universe never really meant to give any of us what we think of as perfection. It simply comes down to the level of imperfection we allow to seep into our moments of fireworks, of love. And if we can do that; if I can do that; let a little of the imperfect, that little bit of mess, into my heart without destroying the beauty of my life, then I finally have what may be the closest thing to perfect I'll ever really know. (excerpt from The Cleaner)
Laurie Roskam had a long career in the legal field. She served as a Deputy Circuit Clerk, States Attorney Juvenile Division Director, and a Legislative Assistant to a Senator and Representative in the state of Wisconsin. Following her run in politics, she moved into the Real Estate arena in Central Illinois. After 25 years of working as a "professional" she decided it was time to take on other challenges. She became a Master Gardner, a Certified Herbologist through the East West Herb Courses, and a Stained Glass Commissioner.