Today, and yesterday, have proven to be achievements all upon themselves. To start off, I’ll talk about yesterday, July 6th. It was a year ago, yesterday, that I closed on my house and had moved in. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been a homeowner for a year. It’s been hard during this past year, but I’ve made it so far, and shall continue. I’ve done a lot of work on the house so far, but I’m proud when I realize how far I’ve come.

The other ‘achievement’ is my mother’s 53rd birthday on July 7th. It’s hard to believe, for me, because we had almost lost her five years ago. I’m so thankful that she is still here. She’s one of my closest friends, and knows a lot more about me than most people. She’s my mother, and I don’t know what I would do without her. If it hadn’t been for her, I may not be here today.