Happy Mother’s Day

Newly minted me & mom

Thirty years ago today, she became a mom and I became… well, me.

I’m thinking of all the wonderful women who’ve mothered me today, but I’m feeling especially grateful for Mom, who taught me what are still probably the most important lessons in life:

That what I own is nothing compared to what I do.

That anything worth having is worth earning through hard work.

That I can learn anything.

To value and love people.

Not to let other people limit what I do with my life.

To make my own happiness.

To always be able to see the funny side of life.

And of course, the therapeutic value of a good cleaning rampage.

To Mom (and to those other unfortunate souls stuck with trying to mother my stubborn ass in one way or another), thank you for everything! I love you.

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