I am not sure how I lucked out this much but I have these two people that I hang out with that are pretty friggin awesome! Oh yeah I also made them! These two weirdos make me laugh so hard sometimes I literally can't breath. My daughter Sydney who just turned 18 has become this beautiful adult before my eyes. I am amazed that I got through the high school teenage girl years without killing her and she liked me most of the time. As my role in her life is changing from full on mom to someone to give advice and guidance we are developing such a great friendship. Daryn will be 12 this spring and is one of the most unique, corky, kind people I know. His ability to know what to say to put a smile on my face is uncanny. I have leaned on both of them for comfort and support and they have never once let me down. Even though as I type they are driving each other crazy and screaming like lunatics I still could not have imagine going through all of the treatments and surgeries without their help. The lessons they have learned I am hoping contribute to the cool adults I know they are going to be. To love someone through the good is one thing but to love someone through the hard times is something completely different and my kids have stepped up and held my hand through everything so far. They are the first faces I see when I wake up from surgery and the looks on their faces when they walk into recovery and make eye contact with me is pure love in every sense of the word. I have been totally open and honest with them about everything and they have had the fear of a fate unknown as much as I have, especially at the beginning, and they have handled it better then I ever imagined. Happiness is key to fighting back against cancer and Sydney and Daryn have given me that a 1000 over. Awesome kids are the best!!!