Although my birthday this year was a bit hard to swallow, it was wonderful to have my family around me for support and encouragement. The night before was really hard, as I really didn't feel like I wanted to turn the age that I am, but my mom (my rock), was there for encouragement. I don't know what I would do without her. Even though we don't see eye to eye on a lot of things, she is the most special woman in the world to me. I treasure her, as someday I hope my children treasure me.