My Mom and I have gone through a lot of things, together and separately. We have made mistakes, learned from them, and learned from each other (or at least I have learned from her). She is, to this day, one of the strongest women I have ever met, even though she doesn't think so. She gives so much of herself to others that often she needs to take a step back and remember to take care of herself. She is funny without realizing it, driven and constantly bettering herself, and throws some pretty awesome parties. I love you, Mom. I can honestly say I wouldn't be the same without you.