I actually have the world’s greatest mom. Ask anybody who knows her. She’s smart, kind, sweet, loving, fun, interesting, caring. The list goes on and on.
But one of the best things about her is how good a teacher she is. She taught for a living, and over the years she taught me many important things, like …
1. Food is not the most important part of a dinner party. (Thank goodness, because I am not a cook, but I love having people over.)
2. Love really can be unconditional. She’s been mad at me, disappointed in me, unhappy with me, but I’ve never, ever felt like she didn’t love me.
3. Tolerance is the most important part of any long-term relationship.
4. If you want your children to care for you in your old age, you better be really good to them when you’re young and able and caring for them. (She was. Now we are trying to be especially good to our gaggle of nephews, since they will be stuck with us in our dotage.)
5. Having your nose buried in a good book is a great way to spend the day.
Thank you for everything you taught me, Mom! I love you!