Happy Birthday mom. This by far has been the hardest Christmas for me. Every single one of her birthday’s I’ve been on this earth, I’ve spent it with my mom. Today is her birthday and because of my new love nugget, I’m unable to be with her on her birthday — today, Christmas Eve. To know my mom is to know a woman who’s loyalty knows no bounds. She is a woman of few words, but her actions speak volumes. She taught me that compassion is one of the greatest of characteristics one can have. Your actions are everything and in a world consumed with broadcasting every single accomplishment her lessons echo in my heart louder than ever. Do The Work. Do it the best of your ability and most importantly without needing acknowledgement. Do it because it needs to be done. I am because she is. Love you mom.