Your smile made my heart feel lighter. Your laughter was infectious. You made me feel loved. You were my staunchest supporter. You were there when I needed you most. You welcomed Alex into our family with open arms. You held me to a higher standard. Thank you for being my mom.
Your later years after Dad and Anna left us were hard for you. You became lost and scared yet, your smile lit up the room when I came to see you. I wanted so badly to take you away from all the fears.
You are my mom. I love you so much. Rest now. You have earned it.