In January 1985, 6 months after high school graduation, I got my first post high school job. I was a cashier at a local Wendy's. While the job was less than memorable, I did gain something that I thank God for everyday....my best friend Allison. We are so very different and yet the same. Even though she didn't finish high school, she kept at me when college got hard and I wanted to quit. She cheered me on through both my degrees. She was with me when we buried my dad. She was my matron of honor when I married Tommy. Now she is helping to plan our 5 year vow renewal in 2008 which be in full Renaissance dress. (Yes, I am making most of the clothes, which is why we are starting a year ahead of time.) I don't know what I would do without her. We can go a year without talking, rare, and still pick up as if we had spoken just an hour before. I look forward to the next 21 years with her.