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It’s funny how the things we are grateful for change over the years but the person we all turn to in order to give thanks remains the same.  I spent the better part of Sunday surrounded by mothers; some of whom have held the title for as little as five weeks and others who are well into their fifth decade carrying the mantel.  The constant in every scenario were the smiles on the faces of those around them.  

To all of the mothers in the world, and specifically those directly involved in my life, please allow me to thank you for from the bottom of my heart.  Many of us are lucky enough to go to school and learn from professors, we have mentors at work, and fathers to serve as guides through life’s travails, but it’s our mothers who teach us the important thing; things like compassion, love, nurturing, and fairness.  Many people will play a role in making you the person you are, but it’s that which your mother provides that allows you to bring the the best out of the teachings of others and make the best you possible.

I hope that you were able to hug your mom yesterday, kiss her, and tell her how much she means to you.  If you didn’t have the opportunity yesterday then do it today or as soon as you can get your hands on her.  If you did have the chance… do it again.  You won’t regret it and she won’t mind one bit.  That’s what moms are for.