It’s my birthday and I will not be posting pictures of my cake to torment you, don’t worry. Today, I celebrate my wonderful parents who inspire me. My father taught me that I was as good as the boys, if not better. He expected good grades, and I didn’t care to fail him. My mother taught me to dream. My love for reading and writing comes from her. I celebrate my siblings. They keep me grounded. I celebrate my husband for believing in me, loving me, telling the world he loves me, and for teaching his family to love me. I celebrate my children for making me smile. They teach me to simplify my life. I celebrate my friends, for letting me be myself. I celebrate my in laws, for extolling me. I celebrate my teachers and mentors for drawing out my gifts. I celebrate my pastors, for serving faithfully. Lastly, I celebrate you for reading, liking, commenting, and telling others about my blog. You inspire me.