To everyone at McGraw-Hill who has worked on this project: Your support and understanding have been incredible. You are truly an extraordinary team of people, employing incredible skills to help authors through the process of writing a book that they can be proud of.
To all of my students who have been so supportive during the journey of writing this book: You truly have been my inspiration. Each day that I sat down to write, I thought of you. Thank you for all your love, caring, and support, and for opening yourselves up to me.
To my Uncle Jack: Thank you for being my prayer warrior. Your dedication to our faith and your unwavering commitment to staying healthy are truly an inspiration to me. I thank you for all your love.