These past few weeks have been some of the hardest of my life. They challenged me emotionally and spiritually in ways I haven't experienced in years. Several of my closest friends knew this, and I have never been more thankful for the support system I have in these wonderful people. I received texts, emails and messages of encouragement to keep me going. Then on the most difficult, stressful day of last week, one of my dear friends, Kristen, sent me flowers! They absolutely made my day. So here's a heart felt thank you to all of the friends and family who have cheered us on and helped keep us strong!