My Dearest Mom,
It's been a hard few years, but I've been pushing through just like you always taught me to. Mother's Day is just another day for me, because it is not possible for me to love or appreciate you anymore than I already do. When it gets to be this time of year, however, there are so many thoughts that race through my mind and there is only one person who I could talk to that always understands--you.
Today, at age nineteen, I look back on all you taught me as I