Being a daughter, being the mother of a daughter, each in its own way is one of the defining relationships of my life. I learned so much from each of you. Your presence in my life shaped who I am. Your unconditional love and acceptance allows me to become all I am meant to be. My heart is filled with love.
I am also grateful beond measure for those "extra" people who have defined me as a mom and brough so much added and unexpected joy into my life. First it was "The Givens," Kate's lifellong friends, Janice, Lauren and Haley. And my beautiful brown eyed daughter, Vero Castro Lopez who made me an instant soccer mom. Last but not least, Trevor Fortin, my future son-in-law who brought me that sport's loving boy that I always wanted.
And of course, my fur baby, Bella, the do-over.dog.
My heart is overflowing.