"I would not be alive if you were not my mom for two reasons: 1. I would not be born. 2. I love you so much." -Dash, 9 // I have been working with Dash all year on the importance of structuring cohesive arguments in his writing: Thesis, followed by 2-3 supporting arguments. Good news is that it is sticking. Sort of. That is all I can ask for: That a little bit of what I say gets through to him. // Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful moms, aunts, sisters, grandmothers out there who care for others around you. Your patience, love, and sacrifice does not go unnoticed.