Homer and her husband had planned to have another child, a sibling for their daughter, Laurel.
So three years ago, Homer adopted a baby boy. "She deserved to have a dad, but he was taken. What I could offer her was to have a little brother or sister," she said.
Homer also wanted to fulfill her husband's dream of a new house with a big stove, bay window and backyard. So she found that too, and in one room she keeps her husband's model airplanes.