Today is Mom’s birthday.

She is one of the smartest people I know, has unbelievable determination, is fierce in her love and is willing to fight for what she believes in. She is full of integrity and is willing to tell you what you need to hear even when it’s the last thing you want to hear. She’s a wonderful role model and advocates knowledge, empowerment, and good values. Her belief in me has been the net beneath my tightrope more times than I can count. I’m proud to be her daughter and hope that one day my children look up to me the way I look up to her.

I love you, Mom.

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