Thank you, Mom!

One day a year the commercial-marketing machine reminds us to say something we should be saying every day: “Thank you, Mom!” I am blessed with a mom who loves me day-in and day-out, who has been there for me through to rough patches and in the good times. I would not be where I am if my mom had not dedicated her life to ensuring that my siblings and I were given every opportunity she could afford to provide for us. For all of the days that you showed me the value of hard work, for all the nights you stayed up to make sure I was cared for, for always continuing to love me: Thank you, Mom! I love you!