mom, you have been my greatest teacher. your steady feet have taught me unconditional love. your generous words have taught me the importance of speaking kindness over people, often. your open hands have taught me the power of giving. your eyes for others have taught me how to see the needs around me- and, more importantly, how to step into those needs. your heart for God has shown me what it means to have faith, even when the unthinkable becomes your reality. your hard steps have taught me that the narrow road of right will always be better than immediate easy. your understanding of value has taught me that money buys you little in this big life. your treasured relationships and continuous give to those who have nothing to give in return has taught me to hold onto things greater than what money can buy. your life is one big generous, joyful give. you know how to make any room, any day, any situation beautiful. i have so much to learn- continually grateful to be able to learn from you. i love you, mom!