I do have pictures of Daybreak to share, and I had a busy and fun weekend, but I think that today I want to wish a belated happy mother's day to all of you who are mothers and to those of you who have mothers. And to my mom, of course.
I spent some time yesterday at various periods trying to think of what to write about my own mother on mother's day (or the day after mother's day, as the case may be); I don't know about you, but there's something daunting about trying to describe someone so important. There are so many things I could say. I could say she's classy (you've all seen the pictures, you know what I mean). I could say that she's generous and thoughtful, always the first to laugh at a joke (although the last to remember one). I could say that I have never seen anyone leave her house hungry. She gets by on less sleep than anyone I know, and gets more done, too. And she's always up for whatever's going on - you couldn't ask for a more enthusiastic and willing partner in adventure. I could say all of those things, and more.
But if I had to boil it down to the heart of the matter, I would say two things. Because of my mother, I have always known that I am strong enough, all by myself, to take on anything that I have to; I can stand on my own two feet in the face of any challenge. But, because of my mother, I also know that I don't have to; she's right there behind me, all the way. And in the end, I think that says it all.
Happy mother's day, mom!