1. Always there when I need her most, in sickness and in health, to comfort the sniffles and urge me on. 2. The glue that holds the family together—she’s the arbitrator, the scheduler, the family conscience. 3. My best adviser and trusted confidante. 4. My first and best teacher. From her I learned about the importance of family, good friends, and nurturing relationships. 5.
None of us would be here without our Moms (or our Dads, for that matter). That’s a given. With Mother’s Day fast approaching—heads up all children, grandchildren, and spouses, it’s May 8 this year!—let’s take the time to thank Moms everywhere for what they’ve done and what they do for us each and every day:Mom is . . .