As I meet friends (and also folks I don't know) and they congratulate me on receiving the First Lady's Volunteer Award, I think of the many folks in my life who have made this possible. I know that I could never have achieved this on my own. It was such an honor to be in the presence of the Governor and First Lady and staff and I thank them all. I thank God for my own family, my extended families, my church family, my senior friends, all the kids and youth, the community of Juneau-Douglas who make up my friends and all the folks I see on the street everyday for making good things happen. Thank you for all the notes, cards and flowers I received.