Diamond in the rough,
Tough love giver,
Big bear hug,
Scolding look of death,
Chick-a-boom butt bumper,
Thank you for being all of this and more, more than my best friend.
I love you!
I have been blessed in the best possible way all of the days of my life with my mother – a pillar of strength and love like no other. No matter the storms we have faced, she has always been there for her family – each and every one of us. Her tenderness and grace, her tough love at times when needed, she has showered us with. Without her, I would not be who I am today. In me she has instilled such characteristics as understanding, loyalty, honesty, intelligence, integrity, patience, faith, hope, and – above all else – love. For her, am eternally grateful.
(Go give your mother a call. Tell her you love her. Pay her a visit. Bring her some flowers. Celebrate her today and always!)