Let's start with mom. MY MOM ROCKS!! Anyone think we look alike? lol She's my band buddy. As most of you know by now, cuz I've mentioned it quite a few times. We were banded on the same day, same doc. We would have went under the knife at the same time if we could have. She's been one of the biggest support systems I've had. Not only through banding, but through my whole life. Sure, we've had our differences, but most like minded people go through some rough patches. :) My mom was a stay at home mom till I was literally in high school. I was a sophmore when she got her first job away from home, and we both cried. She volunteered when I was in elementary school, but it was at my school. So we got to ride to and from school together every day. It was actually quite an adjustment coming home from school everyday and not having mom be there asking me how my day went, don't even get me started on when I moved out and 45 miles away at the same time. OY!! My mom is the coolest mom EVAH! Of course I'm a little biased. We call and talk to eachother at least three times a day. When I was in high school my mom hosted this killer halloween party for me. She told everyone that she found a body and made all these body parts and innards out of regular stuff. For example, peeled grapes for eyeballs, tomato juice for blood, you know the drill. People at school came up to me the next day and asked if I'd heard about the party where the body was found and people had to feel the body parts to identify them. I felt like a goddess to tell them that was my house, my party, and even cooler, my mom's idea. :D We were flying high that day.
My folks are my rocks. I don't know what I will do without them. I know that day will come, but I can only hope that it's a LONG way away.
Mom and Dad~I would be nothing without you. You have made me into the woman I am today and continue to help me grow and shape me into a person I respect every day. I love you both, I respect you and I hope I've made you proud. That's actually been all I've ever wanted in life, is to make you proud of me. I can only hope that one day I can pay it forward.
I love you mom and dad. Always know and never forget that. I'd be nothing without you.