To my boys who made me a mama: My life got infinitely sweeter the day you walked into it. I couldn't have imagined a love like the one I have for you. You make everyday sweeter, the big things bigger and the ordinary, little things precious memories etched deep within my heart. I am so proud of you and I thank God everyday for choosing me to be your Annabelle! I love you more than all the stars in the sky!

To my mama, my first best friend: Thank you for always being selfless and loving me unconditionally. You gave me a wonderful childhood and I hope to do the same for our boys. Thank you for the little things like french toast on the back porch and the big things too numerous to name. Thank you most of all for being you, loving me and teaching me how to be a mama. You are loved more than you'll ever know!

To my mother-in-law and the mother of my favorite man: Thank you for raising such an amazing man. We all know the saying that behind every good man is a good woman and this couldn't be more true. Thank you for the example you set. I love you!

To my grandmothers: Thank you for the influences you've had and continue to have on my life. You are great examples of godly women and mothers. I love you!