Today is my Mom's birthday. People who know her would all agree she is an amazing person in every way. I am so grateful for her. I grew up knowing how much my mom loved me and never doubted that. The older I have gotten, she has become my friend as much as she is my mother. Whenever something exciting or sad happens, no matter how big or small, I always think, "I need to call Mom." I haven't lived close to her since I was 18, but she has always come to visit just for fun and for the important occasions in my little family's life. Now my children get to enjoy the beautiful person she is. My Mom is an example of true patience, perserverance, calmness, faith, service, and she is a great listener. Thank you Mom for your quiet example. I love you. Happy Birthday.