I want to personally thank:
Dominique Moceanu ~ With out my first dream coming true, I wouldn’t have lived by my motto. Just like you told me when I first met you, I want to say this back to you: “I inspire you as much as you inspire me” You signed one of my posters of you “Dream Big”… which I do. I am now setting my dreams above and beyond, and I will NOT give up until it happens. Thank you for having me make those promises with you the day of the Dominique Moceanu Invitational. I promise, I have not broken a single one. When people ask me why I don’t do those certain things that I promised you, I don’t hesitate to tell the truth: “I promised my idol, Dominique Moceanu, that I wouldn’t…” I will never forget meeting you…
Taylor Swift ~ Thank you for being you, and not changing. You keep me going every single day. I have the lyrics, “You’re beautiful, every little piece love, don’t you know, you’re really going to be someone…ask anyone” stuck on my wall. It reminds me that one day I am going to be that someone who people admire, and look up to as their role model. You’ve got me to realize that guitar is what gets me through the rough patches. Every time I watch your tour dvd’s, I picture myself on stage in front of thousands of fans, singing along with me. I don’t know where I’d be in life, if I didn’t have my daily “Taylor Time”. You are like my morning cup of coffee. I don’t go a day without listening to your songs. A dream I have with you involved is to 1. Write a song with you 2. Perform on stage with you.
Camp Swift ~ For posting the article about Taylor Swift going to St. Jude.
Heaven Kelley ~ You are beautiful. Keep fighting that fight. You’re going to make it through this. You’re a strong fighter. Your story is what got me to finally get this charity event started. One day we will meet.. Maybe we can go to a Taylor Swift concert together? ☺
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My family ~ Thanks for putting up with me. Sorry for never wanting to stop singing after you told me to stop… but now I realize why I did it: Therapy. You’ve been by me every step of the way. You’ve seen me at my worst, and at my best. It’s the lifetime experiences that helped me be stronger in the end. Thanks for buying me my first guitar for my 21st birthday, Dad!
Uncle Larry ~ Thanks for giving me one of your guitars to play on until I got my own!
My Mom ~ Thank you for giving me a little bit of your musical talent. I’ll never be as good as you though…. I love you, and miss you so much. RIP.
Rachel Yeager and Erin Nelson ~ Thanks for being my best friends, and believing in me. You are both there for me, no matter what day it is, and always give me the best advice I could ask for. I hope to one day be there for you, as you are for me! I guess meeting your best friends through myspace is the thing to do, huh? ☺
To all the families I have baby sat and kids with disabilities that I know, and cheer/gymnastics coaches and managers ~ Thanks for making me realize my passion.
In case I forgot anyone, I’m sorry!