thank you ...
for giving me a chance when you weren't supposed to
(and sorry for almost killing you)
for keeping a journal about our childhood
for staying at home with us
for eventually going back to work
for swim, ballet, and piano lessons
for telling me i was pretty
for saying "i love you" 42 times a day
for being strong when you had to be
for supporting me- always
for taking me in when i was desperate and broken
for making me better
for being the best role model that i know
for being the best mom in existence
you mean the universe to me!