I'm so thankful that she is my mom and for the way she has raised me. I'm thankful for the example she gives of all the above qualities. She has always been there for me when I needed a shoulder to cry on, someone to talk to, someone to help at times of need. She is willing to take LONG drives/bus rides/train rides to come help. She helps me more than she knows and I'm pretty sure I don't let her know enough how much she really means to me. I hope that I can be there for her when she needs me. I'm glad I can call her my friend.
Also, glad we gave our daughter my mom's middle name, Mae. Thankful that Mae has my mom as a grandma and as an example. She will be proud of her name I am sure, because of how great my mom, her grandma, is!
I guess when I grow up...I want to be like my mom. :)
Love you, Mom!
Now, let's go down a little memory lane...