In the middle of all my crazy end-of-school things, I'm going to take a second and point out someone who's been there for me through everything, always trying to point me in the right direction while at the same time let me discover my own path.
My Mom is pretty much one of the coolest Moms around. She's always willing to try new adventures, always happy when I come home (her cooking especially makes me believe that), and is constantly supporting me. She came to countless performances of theater, dance, softball games, and even curling matches.
She'll be the one watching me walk this Thursday for my Master's Degree, cheering as she did when I graduated from high school and undergraduate. She's the one that only slightly begrudgingly accepted my decision to spend a month in Yosemite this summer, climbing thousands of feet in the air above the valley floor.
I know that no matter what I do, she's always there to support me and cheer me on. And for that, I'm incredibly grateful.
Thanks for everything, Mom. You're the epitome of awesomeness when it comes to being a Mom, and I wouldn't be who I am today without you! :)