Idetha and Charlie share a prolific culture of food, people and strong family ties. Their earliest and mostly cherished memories collide in the small town of Sandy Point, St. Kitts where they both were born and raised.
Although Idetha knew of Charlie for a long time, even in a small
town like Sandy Point they did not per chance get to meet each other in
their early years. Her first impression of Charlie was either he is
very arrogant or quietly self assured. Charlie's Older sister Carlene
was Idetha's kindergarten teacher and Girl's Brigade
Leader. His other sister Sandra was her Math teacher for a few years
in High School as well. Through a network of friends, they were
formally introduced to each other on three separate occasions. The
third time was the charm. Charlie looked right at her and
unpretentiously asked her if her teeth were real because her smile was
amazing. Right then and there, she was about to give him the offer to
check them out himself. Since then, her smile has been reeling him in
hook, line and sinker.
The couple came to New York in 1986. Charlie
came for a short vacation and Idetha stayed for undergraduate studies at
Rutgers University. Charlie came back to the USA in 1988 in pursuit of
a graduate degree. They got married in the summer of 1989 and have
since then lived in every borough of New York City. At present, they
have set up home in New Jersey with five dynamic children. Their
intention is to pass on a legacy of love to this generation.
mission is to invest in and raise conscientious independent thinkers.
Idetha and Charlie have learned from their parents to honor not only
quantity but the quality time they spend as a family. The most used
words in their household are ‘priority’ and 'value'. 'Most important
than anything is that children need more experiences than they do
material things. In order to maintain balance in a large family they
have mastered the art of ‘delayed gratification’. In setting their
vertical alignment their thoughts are usually, “Moments before
materials” - “Horse before the cart”- “In the natural scheme of things,
how urgent/necessary/important is (this) matter to us moving forward”.
They both miss living in St. Kitts but home is wherever they are
together. Idetha is a stay-at-home mom with a full time responsibility to
keep her family smiling. Charlie is employed as an executive director
for a global financial services firm headquartered in New York City.