Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today is my best friend's birthday and I want the world to know how much I love her.

Mom, you are the most incredible mother I could ever ask for. No one understands me quite like you do. You are my main motivator, my shopping partner, my cheerleader, my everything. I can't imagine getting through life without you and Dad and I can't thank you enough for the things you've taught me.

Because of you, I know how to clean the "Fly Lady" way. Because of you, I know how to spot real silver at the thrift store. Because of you, I find joy in being frugal and going to garage sales.

But also because of you, I know how to love unconditionally and to affirm that love consistently. I've seen how to work hard all day long and still make time to help others when they need it. You've taught me that life is too short to take things for granted.

I am who I am and I know who I want to become because of you.

I wish I could be with you on this day, but know that I will be thinking about you every minute. I love you, Mom!