I would like to say thank you to all of you who wished me a happy birthday!!! Sometimes I forget to check my e-mails! MS gets on my nerves! LOL. I celebrated my 53 birthday with 8 amazing women who have walked with me since my MS diagnosis on July 24th, 2014! They were my John at the cross! We shared dinner at 5-7:30 pm and concluded with a Painting with a Twist party! We had a ball! Ir was so good to laugh and have fun!!!! Three traveled from Texas, one Baton Rouge !!! I felt so special! I am extremely grateful for these women who lift me up and sometimes carry me when I am down! They were so ecstatic to see me walking with a cane and standing w/o assistance for lone periods of time!!! They encourage and motivate me!!! FRIENDSHIP is important!!! The journey is not always easy, but it helps to have someone there! Especially positive folks!!! Even with MS, this was my best birthday celebration ever!!!! My son said it was worth every dime to see me so happy!!!! I waited until I was 53 to put a TuTu on! My birthday Motto is Free to be at 53!!! Laugh, live, and love!!!