My mom has been gone a year tomorrow. I miss her.
It was a bittersweet Mother's Day.
I've been reflecting on all of the things I learned from her. And thinking of what a good example she was of sacrifice, resilience and faith.
What I learned from my mom that is especially important in my life right now is stability. The constancy and reliability of character that is so necessary in a family. And so difficult sometimes.
Being there. With a hug. A word of encouragement. Or just conversation.
That's the kind of mom she was and that is the kind of mom I hope to be.