This is my stepdaughter, Sky. She came into my world at just 10 months old. I was only 19 and didn't realize the road I would face with her up ahead. Now, 14 years old, Sky has taught me that the road up ahead is a beautiful journey. Each day poses new challenges and sometimes a lot of frustrations. However, Sky reminds me that each day is a new day, with new opportunities to overcome the fears from the day before. She teaches me to belt out a new song and smile even when I am down. She welcomes anyone into her world, when so many are not willing to open their doors to her. Just when I am trying to teach her life lessons on becoming an independent, young, woman, I find myself being educated by her patience and perseverance through life. She has been an instrumental tool in me becoming the woman I am today.