As she continues on in her quest to save the world from digital evil (she’s the red head on the right), my mother continues to be one of the biggest joys in my life. It’s great that I can get up early in the morning and find her online, we play WoW and chat and keep each other caught up on what is going on in our lives. I can talk to her about anything and can always rely on her to be a shoulder to cry on (something I’ve done a lot this year) and to lend a sympathetic ear. I have loved being able to visit her three times this year in Texas and am so grateful that I will always have a place to go if I ever need to, and extra grateful that I have a life that now lets me visit her so often.

I love you, Mommy.  Happy Birthday and I really am working hard on your shawl.