Today is my mom's birthday. She is a truly remarkable woman. She's been through a lot, some good, some bad, and she's been amazing throughout. I really can't say anything that would accurately express how lucky I am to have been raised by this woman. (She did have some help, but for at least today, Dad gets the blame for all the bad habits.) My mother taught me resilience, strenghth of spirit, compassion, and that waiting tables is as important of a job as programming computers. I've done much in my life and much of it would not have happened without her strength.
Happy Birthday Mom!