March 16th is my mother's birthday. She is amazing. She is one of the very, very few people who has been fortunate enough to figure out what she was born to do and has gotten to spend almost all of her adult life doing it. She is a mother, a teacher, an educator, an advocate, brave, strong, a grandmother, gardener, creator, an artist, baker, daughter, sister, wife, loyal friend and confidant.
She raised me with lessons of Don't stoop to their level", "kill them with kindness", and "If that was you, how would it make you feel?... Then that's your answer".
She taught me to make cookies and cross-stitch. Helped me with homework and let me succeed and at times fail on my own. She's helped make me who I am and I'm so very glad she is my daughters' Nanna. They are so fortunate in that regard.
Happy Birthday, Mom! Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for me. I love you!