This book is dedicated to me! I am very proud of who I have become. It's been an emotional journey and oen that is far from finished! I am a determined woman and anything that I set out to do , I have accomplished even through the obstacles that have come across my path. There has been love, pain, tears, joy, and growth. I know that I have taken the worst times and learned from them. In combination with the love and support of my family and friends, I have grown stronger. My grandmother always said, "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger". Ther is nothing truer than that. There are times that I feel sorry for myself or wish some things hadn't happened, but I wouldn't change a thing.