This year had been a tumultuous year, to say the least, but the one constant in my life is the support, love & understanding of my amazing family. My mother and I spent Thanksgiving with my sister, aunt & uncle in Texas, as Nicholas was with his father, and I had a lot of time both on the flight and during the days there to really reflect on the important things in life. I was actually very excited for the first time in a long time for upcoming holidays, and spending them with those that mean the most to me. Even at times when I make ridiculous decisions, and am hard to love, my family still finds the way to overlook these things (praying for me to come to my senses, I'm sure) and love me. I've had friends come and go throughout the years, and only a handful of them are still around. I guess when the going gets tough is when you really find out who your friends are, and what relationships to continue to nourish.