today is a very meaningful day for me. today is not only a holiday that is very near and dear to my heart but today is the anniversary of two big events in my life. instead of trying to cram all three events into one massive post i plan to post a separate blog for each. that means that including this post there will be four posts for today. i'll go ahead and apologize now lol. i just want to pay each event the respect it is due for its meaning to my life. thank you.