And that doesn't seem so bad when you consider it could stated as....
And in this short period of time on God's green earth I have experienced what it is like to...
...be lucky enough to have known my great-great grandmother and great-grandmother
...have the two best parents in the world
...be the oldest of three girls
...have a close relationship with my grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins
...be married to my best friend for over 17 years and love him more each day
...be a mother to a teenager who gives me joy and grief daily
...be a mother to a new millenium baby who lives life to the fullest at age 9
...have a family who truly loves and supports me no matter what
...almost lose it all and then hold it even closer
So I just want to say thank you to everyone who has helped to create who I am today. It has been wonderful so far!