My mom, as shines through in this photo, is one of the most beautiful and kind people I know.
She's also super tough. When I was a kid, she took on all kinds of minor home improvement, painting, wall papering and de-wall papering tasks. She was the brownie troop leader, cooked, managed the house and had a serious, computer techie (pre Google, Facebook, etc) full-time job. She's also beat cancer several times and she still volunteers in a library in housing for the formerly homeless. Basically, she rocks.
Wishing all of the moms and mother figures a beautiful day today!