My mother....

...reads my blog and comments. Always with love.

...supports me even though I live far away, which is hard for her (and for me). generous and loving. a wonderful grandma. The other day, Leafy found a frangipani flower. It was a large white one, very fragrant, and it captivated him.

"This reminds me of Grandma and Grandpa," he said.

"Yeah, because there are flowers near Grandma and Grandpa's house!" YaYa said.

"No, not of their house. It reminds me of Grandma and Grandpa. Because it's so nice."

They are very high on the list of favorite flowers for me, and I thought it was so special that it brought him back to them. But I digress.

...tells me kind and loving things constantly.

...has always loved me, even when I was a teenager who had difficulty controlling my emotions.

I love you, Mom. Thanks for being you.