Valentina and her two children, Lauren and Jarod, moved back to Texas 6 years ago, where her family lives and she calls home. Lauren, 20, is a Sophomore at Tarrant County College and is considering a major in Accounting. When she is not in school or working, she is listening to her music or spoiling her cat, Serafina. Jarod, 15, is very active in Taekwondo and has earned his 2nd Degree Black Belt. He is a Sophomore at Richland High School where he plays football and is a Richland Rebellaire. Valentina loves sports, especially baseball and football, and spends what time she can get with a good book and spoiling her tabby, Fenway. They all are members of North Richland Hills Baptist Church and have been blessed with wonderful, supportive Christian friends. Her large family is what’s most important, along with her Daddy, US Navy Retired, Joe W. Van Zant, who is her hero.