- She comes from an amazing family. She gave me amazing grandparents, a kickass aunt and uncle and a pretty cool clutch of cousins. They are a down-to-earth, fun bunch of folks to be around and they have made my life richer in many ways.
- Her faith. While I do not subscribe to her particular faith anymore, I admire her devotion to the religion her ancestors have practiced for generations!
- Her determination. While my mom is shorter than I and I would never consider her large, she joined Weight Watchers and lost about 40 pounds. She has made considerable life changes to keep trim and fit. I joined myself a year ago and lost 25 pounds. Though I hate getting up to go to Saturday morning meetings, she keeps me on track and she is my inspiration!
- Her brain. Mom is a voracious reader and of course she passed it down to me. Granted I don’t read as much as her especially since I’ve taken more to writing, but that is certainly one quality I didn’t get from my father!
- Her love. She’s supported me when I made some odd choices and when I’ve been sick. She is the first one cheering me on at a new job or at graduation. She’s just there in a way no one else is!
Love ya, Mom. Not only for Mother’s Day, but every day.