There was a time in my life that I thought you never existed as a real person before I was born. You were always just my mom and I couldn't see past that. As I've grown up I've realized there was indeed a whole other world that was you before there was me (go figure). I am thankful to be a part of your world and to see the you that exists apart from your prized role as my mother (and mom to those other 3 kids too ; ) I am excited for your journey as you enter this next year. Your word this year, Replenish has shown true over and over in these past months. I am excited for your next year and whatever word will become your anthem. I am proud of your struggle to become the best version of you. I am proud to call you my mom. I am proud to call you my friend. Happiest birthday mamma. I love you to the ends of the earth.