My husband - because he is an amazing man, he loves me for me, he believes in me, he makes me laugh every day, he wrote the most heartfelt wedding vows and most importantly, he gave me our son. Our love story is so perfect in its imperfection and given the chance to re-write it, I wouldn't change a single thing about it. I'm so glad that we chose each other. This life is so much better, more fun, more sweet, less scary and less uncertain because we are walking through it side by side.
My son - because he is so much more wonderful than I ever dreamed. He is so sweet, affectionate and has an easygoing temperament. He also has a very distinct sense of humor. Just the other night he was watching my husband play ball with one of our dogs and he was laughing so hard he cried. He's only 10 months old! I didn't know babies could do that.
My mom - because she has taught me so much about love and how to be a good mother. She has been an example of strength, perserverance and hard work. She has a heart of gold and it's been so fulfilling to see her now as a grandma. The way she looks at my son, with such love in her eyes, will be tattooed on my heart forever.
My friend Sherry - because she has a big heart, taught me what it really means to be a good friend to someone else and helped me to understand my own worth. She has celebrated life's biggest highs with me and was there to help me through the lowest lows.
This list is not exhausive, nor is it anywhere close to complete. But it's a start - I gotta lotta love in my heart! More to come some other day. It's 9:30pm and time for me to kiss my husband good night.