- Lao Tse
"What a long, strange trip it's been" - and for you, it's only begun to get interesting.
You've had to grow the last few years under less than ideal circumstances. While your choices for taking steps through this life are not the ones I would take, they are uniquely yours, and set you on a path that I hope will be a fruitful and happy one for you.
Your mother is proud of you today, and loves you like no one else - as do I.
Stay close, no matter how divergent our paths become.