For too long I have silenced the voice of God and my own voice for the sake of avoiding what others have to say. There will be those who do not understand. I am who you see, but I am more than you know and God gave me a sweet gift not to be surrendered. I believe I am a pretty darn good wife, the best mother I can be, a loving daughter, a wonderful friend and a great employee. However, the best part of me is not in the wife or mother I am, or who I have been to my family, friends or my employers, how I look, how I dress or the way I wear my hair. The best part of me is simply me and I came before all of that.