“I really appreciate all of the birthday cards, calls, texts and Facebook messages! I had great family time over the weekend, including a scrumptious cake with trick candles (video may someday be shared of that hilarious moment). I woke up yesterday to a great card from the kids accompanied by a beautiful Christmas ivy and was then taken to breakfast by my dearest friend, Stephanie. Stephanie got me the most amazing gift that could never be topped (except of course the gift of my children from their father ) She had a story about our friendship and how much I mean to her (including pics of us together-past and present) published in a book titled “Best Friends Forever and Ever” by Eileen Doyon. I sobbed like a baby the whole way through the story. What a special gift from the most special friend!” -Mariellen