I cannot imagine a better mother as a role model. I may not have understood your rules growing up, but now I think OMG, I can't believe she let me do that! Now that I have children of my own, I call you all the time for advice and you listen when I have my freak outs!!
As the years go by, our mother/daughter relationship has become much more than that. We are best friends. You are always there when I need to be and you are my 3rd cheerleader on getting my bachelors degree, next to David and Tyler!! I pray that I am as close to Tyler and Landon as we are.
Today is your day! Soak it up and enjoy every minute of it. Even though I cannot be there tonight, I am cheering for you!! You went through a lot to get your degree and I am so proud of you.