My mother is a seriously fabulous human being. She's way smart, but she's too modest to run around telling everyone about it. She's got a knack for getting on with people that I probably didn't inherit. And she's an incredible cook.
I don't tell her this often enough, but I love her. She's a great mother, and I'm lucky to call her mine. I hope one day to be more like her. (Supposedly, there's hope. "All women become their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man becomes his. That is theirs" -- Oscar Wilde. Though, becoming my mother wouldn't be a tragedy.)
I love you, Mama. Happy Mother's Day.
And, to all you other mother's out there, a happy Mother's Day to you, too. I hope you're able to have a great day with your families.