Hey Mom, I wanted to thank you for all you have done to help me graduate from high school and get into William and Mary. Whenever I accomplish something you say you don't know where I get it from, but I know I get it from you. You are the dependable force in my life, the model of how adults are supposed to act. I've always admired how hard working, kind, and organized you are, and I continue to try to be more like you. You help keep my laziness from taking over, and have always been a loving and supportive force in my life.
You have always had enough confidence in me to push me to do my best even when I am skeptical. I have been extremely lucky to have a mom that placed as much value on doing well in school as enjoying the little things in life, something I know I'll always cherish. If I didn't have you for a mom, I probably wouldn't have been able to get into William and Mary, but as importantly, I wouldn't have had as much fun trying. Thanks for being a wonderful mother and friend.