I walked in on a class this evening that rolled around to the topics of identity and culture. I've never really identified with any culture. If I were forced to label myself, I'd say American. The label I am most comfortable with and defines me more than any other though is "Ashley and Dalton's mother." That's who I am more than anything else. That's the label that holds the most joy, the most learning, the most love. Our story is complicated and beautiful.... My life is more defined by my incredible children than by almost any other influence. I can't imagine the me I would be without them.