Robert Swibaker

Profile Updated: January 20, 2011
Robert Swibaker
Residing In: Normal, IL USA
Spouse/Partner: Kathie
Children: Tyson, born 1982; Shayla, born 1985
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Apr 27, 2017 at 11:50 PM

Robert, you were always such a sweet person to know.

I was not a good student at all while in High School. I was not in a good home setting at all so was only in a survival mode. I regret being a poor student and not taking time to value classmates during those years.

I still currently garden, enjoy cooking and I so much enjoy simple things in life. One of my things I love doing today is writing.

Sadly I married a wrong man at the age of 18 years old, he was abusive. He continually was having affairs throughout our time together. I then remarried out of 'not in a good state of mind at the time' and this did not last at all. He too was abusive and refused to work most of the time.

However, in October 1977, I accepted Jesus as my lord and my life did a 180 degree turnaround. I then met my husband Mark Fairchild, as he was a counselor at Home Sweet Home Rescue Mission on October 31, 1977 as I am for help. On December 26, 1977, in the Rescue Mission Chapel Mark asked me to become his bride. We married on February 18, 1978 and it has been but a real blessing in my life. Mark is a wonderful man.

Mark has been able to get 3 College Degrees as I helped him get through (earning my PHT - put husband through). He had been the Executive Director at Albuquerque Rescue Mission (New Mexico) for over 15 years, but we returned and moved back to Normal in 2005. Since 2005 Mark is the full time Chaplain at Peoria Rescue Mission in helping the poor / homeless of society.

Our life has been great together.

Fairchild Hall at ISU Campus is Mark's great uncle. Also his grandmother Sarah Blackwell Fairchild, she grew up on her families homestead on Blackwell Island in New York City. She grew up with servants as this part of Mark's family were very wealthy. The first American Physician in the USA was Elizabeth Blackwell - which is Sarah's family. Also Blackwell Law Books in England is also part of Mark's grandmothers family. In which Mark is also related to a Duke from England.

As for me personally, I grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Did not have a good childhood at all with abuse in all forms. However, today, I have been given the best in life.

We have always had a dog or two throughout our marriage. Today we have Shiloh Rose and Sparky.

We were never able to have children, although I had 3 miscarriages. But, I met a young man, Emad, from Egypt when he was 19 years old. He is a Coptic Christian. We talked on Skype and now he lives with us. He earned his American Citizenship and now has dual citizenship - USA and Egypt. He has enriched our lives and we love him just like a son.

Blessings to you Robert and hope life has been good to you and your wife.

You always were so very sweet and kind.

Janey

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Sep 20, 2016 at 4:34 AM
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Posted on: Oct 01, 2015 at 12:00 PM

happy birthday, hope all is well and good

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May 16, 2015 at 1:29 PM

Connie, I am so sorry I missed your birthday, rarely get on the site but wanted to wish you the very best and a happy birthday.