Gratitude 2013 - Day 17 - Mom

Thankful today for my mom. She passed five and a half years ago, and I find that I think of her and miss her more now than at first.

Was my mother perfect? No, and she was the first to admit it. But she was the best mother she knew to be and I am thankful for her love. She always believed in me, even when I doubted myself.

I am thankful that she passed on to me a stubborn streak, a keen sense of loyalty, and a fierce protective nature (especially for my husband and children). Thank you Mom.