Mods, I apologize if I'm breaking rules here......please know that this little girl is going to turn 21 in July. Highly doubt any kind of damage to a picture from 16 years ago will hurt my feelings at all. Call me a bitch if you want, but when I read this on FB I teared up a little. In honour of mother's day: I would not be who i am today without the influence of my mom. she's the reason I'm tough, the reason I have a thick skin and the reason I don't give a shit what anybody thinks about me. My mom gave me an endless drive to chase my passion. against any odds, and anyone who might stand in your way. My mom taught me to be who i want to be. to use my own judgement and never rely on anyone else's. to stand on my own two feet and get back up again if i get knocked down. Those are my best qualities. My mom didn't give them to me, she made me earn them, and that is why no one can ever take them away from me. This is before all of that, and you can tell that even then, i never thought i needed anyone to hold my hand. Happy mother's day mom, and thank you.