Throughout my life, my mother has provided me with a wellspring of inspiration and support. She taught me the value of hard work, perseverance, and most of all, she taught me how to dream big and aim high.

It is because of my mother that I have become the woman I am today.

Thank you, Momma, for your love and kindness, and thank you for the support you have shown Jeff and I since we began this process. You were the first person we ever confided in when Jeff began to consider joining the Navy.

Happy Birthday, Mom!

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