For Nellie Biles, however, it was a little more complicated. She didn’t know these children. Her sons, Ron Jr. and Adam, were teenagers, and she had always envisioned that she and Ron would travel when the boys were out of the house. Now their family of four would be a family of eight, and Simone and her younger sister Adria would need her and Ron for years to come.
Ultimately, Nellie Biles decided that those dreams of traveling would have to be put on hold. There were children who needed a home, and Ron and Nellie had one to give them…
“How sad that I thought that! But that was my reality at that time,” Nellie Biles said. “And I cannot tell you how much traveling we have done, and this is on account of Simone being in our life. I’ve done so many different things, met so many people, that I would have never, ever been exposed to had we not had Simone in our lives.
“So the blessings are unbelievable.”