This Friday will be the 20th anniversary of my first craniotomy. Funny, I didn't think people celebrated these types of anniversaries, but we do. I would rather celebrate that awful day than to not be here to celebrate at all. I remember preparing for that day. I was a single parent and my daughters were 6, 11 and almost 13. I borrowed money from family to do Black Friday Christmas shopping. I bought them everything they had wished for, lovingly wrapped them and put them under a decorated tree. If I didn't survive the surgery, they would still have a part of me come Christmas morning. Waking up from that surgery was awful and wonderful at the same time. I lived through it. Christmas was always special for me but now, its incredible. This Christmas I celebrate with my daughters, my sons-in-law and my three amazing granddaughters. May all of you enjoy your 20th anniversary as much as I will.