A provider and supplier to my life as a baby and a child.
A healer of my many wounds, and not just physical.
A personal cheerleader at my many programs.
An educator when I needed help with my homework.
A blanket of comfort and warmth when you held me.
A guide to live my life by, when I was lost.
An anchor that held me when I was slipping.
An encourager when I was unsure.
A defender when I had none.
A supporter in my decisions in life.
But most of all you were my friend and I am who I am because of your influence. You were and will always be what sustains me even if only in memory. You will be what I hold dear in my heart that gives me strength to go on. I will be the friend, sister, wife, and mother that you showed me how to be. For this I give you thanks.
Tribute to my mother, whom I lost on Dec. 15th, 2007