Today after running into an old friend who excitingly couldn’t stop commenting on how healthy and wonderful I looked, I am reminded of how grateful I am. And to know she was right is an incredible feeling. After traveling across the country to Rosewood 4.5 years ago dead inside, I AM healthy and happy and living life to the fullest! Rosewood helped me find the life I never thought possible but also the friends and family I’ve never had. I have fought extremely hard to get where I am today and I couldn’t be happier. My daughter now has someone to look up to and someone who is present there with her, rather than the absent withdrawn Mom I was before. I am no longer weighed down and ruled by the fear because day in and day out I prove to myself to be stronger than most. I will be forever grateful to Rosewood and those who took the time to help me see the amazing and determined woman I am today!