My mom is kind, and loving, and a great comforter, and an excellent cook....all the things in the handbook of motherhood. But, she is also a million other things that make her stand out--she is infinitely encouraging and supportive, puts her family first (while still respecting herself), and has somehow always juggled all of her 'plates' with grace.
My mom is never critical or judgmental of me, or my family, or my choices. She is honest, real, and trustworthy, and loves my children with a fervor only matched by Paul and myself. I have lived my life knowing she (and my dad) would do anything I needed and always be in my corner.
My mom has taught me (and still is) what it means to be an excellent wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend and her love is one of the greatest blessings of my life.