Growing up, Mickey Bidwell watched over me and many other children for hours every single week while our parents were at work. During these times, she tirelessly worked to promote good virtues and values, being a comforting, supportive and an educational source for us all as we grew to understand the world. She was a guide of what was right and what was wrong. I do not believe there was a better person to have helped raise me into the person I am today, and the influences she had in how I act with and treat others cannot be understated. She has a natural charisma and ability to work with children, and unselfishly worked to ensure that the children she watched received the best care and attention that could be afforded.