To the women who went before me, mentored me, loved me, disciplined me, cherished me, encouraged me, strengthened me, and supported me, thank you.
I love you, Mom. You’re amazing beyond words–and I need you more and more the older I get.
Grams, I love you like crazy. You make me laugh hysterically. You’ve kept in such close contact with me these past few years thanks to email and I’ve loved developing a deep relationship with you. You show me a picture of who I’m going to be in 50 years–and I LOVE it. :D
And Gramma Mary, you are the spunkiest 87 year old that ever lived. I hope I have that much life and energy left in me some day. You’ve been a huge part of my life and I will never forget our game nights, our silly sleepovers, and our good talks. I love you.