Mom, you are a beautiful, amazing, strong compassionate woman, and I love you so very much.

Thank you for raising me and Bill and Dave with love and discipline.

Thank you for teaching us to be compassionate and wise and to stubbornly hold on to what we believe. Thank you for teaching us the importance of marriage and how to be a spouse/friend/partner and how to be parents ourselves.

Thank you for being such a great Mom-in-law to Russ and Sara and Cara.

Thank you for being such a great Grandma to Amanda and Abby and Olive, Robert and Arthur and Charlie and Henry.

Thank you for being there for me and for being my closest friend.

I have watched you get stronger and healthier through this past year, and am so impressed and so proud.

I love you so much Mom.

I will save the sap for the card :)