Five decades reflect a life marked by undeniable love and understanding. The nurturing and guidance of proud parents shaped a young woman into a determined and ambitious individual, who didn’t shy away from challenge and adversity. Marriage blessed her with a loving companion, and two sons who have grown into fine young men confident in their own abilities. Difficult good-byes combined with an unexpected reunion proved her strength of character and ever present resilience, as she forged ahead on her path of self-discovery and reconciliation. Solitary moments, in her kayak on Nova Scotian waters, bring her peace as she celebrates this milestone and looks forward to more as she continues on her life’s journey.