On this Mother’s Day and every day, its pretty clear that my mom’s been taking pretty good care of me for a long time (that couch notwithstanding) but I’m only one in a long line.
She was like another mom as big sister to a handful of her six siblings, and was like another mother to a handful of their kids as well.
She has wonderful, unique relationships with my brother, sister, and me… and loves what’s special about each of us.
Mom is also one of the toughest people I know— as a breast cancer survivor and a 25 year Lupus patient, always taking it as it comes, and often providing support for others dealing with her medical issues as much as she helps herself.
She’s pretty great!