Happy Birthday Mom! I love you. I have so much to thank you for: for providing me with a wonderful childhood, for showing me your zest for adventure, for being an incredible role model, a loving mother, my best friend. Thank you for sharing the same cel phone service so I can call you several times a day just to hear your voice, thanks for sharing your love for dark chocolate, literature, nature, all bodies of water, fresh air, music, happiness, and yes, even the habit of conversing with myself. Thanks and happy birthday!