Yesterday afternoon I found myself surrounded by women that I have known for years. Women that have supported me almost my entire life; they have prayed for me, loved me, and laughed with me. To consider myself blessed is an understatement. I am honored to know them and lucky to have them in my corner. My mother has shown me the importance of friendship, not only through her words, but through her actions. She has friends she has known since she was a little girl, friends from her first job as a nurse, other mothers she has met through schools, church, or her zillion other craft groups and activities. Without her kind nature and loving heart that she shares with others everyday, I would never have known such kindness. These wonderful friends have reached out to offer their time and efforts to me to help celebrate our marriage. Thank you, Mom for always being an example of how to be a woman, a mother, and a friend. I love you.