You all are going to make me cry if you are not careful!
Reading over all your replies once more made me realize that not only am I blessed to have the kid that I have and the will power I possess (even if it took me years to realize that), I am also blessed to have stumbled across this forum and across each and every one of you. Your own stories are just as motivating and inspirational to me as mine is to you. Knowing that others face the same battle makes the trek seem less drear and more doable. Knowing I inspire people pushes me forward, and when I stumble, I read the posts of the very people who I once inspired so I myself can be inspired by them.
Talk about a gift that keeps on giving. And one that is worlds better than the Annual Christmas Fruit Cake.