Today is the birthday of someone who is very special to me, my Mom. On the left, you will see a picture of the woman who raised me, and taught me right from wrong. I am writing this post today to show my appreciation for her, a person who is strong, and fearless, and caring and gentle. This lady would not hesitate to give me a whooping if I acted up, and at the same time, would give me the world if she could. I have many friends, and some of them had childhoods without a mom. Through them, I can see how important it is to have someone there to support you, care for you, cry with you when your down, and jump for joy when you achieve a victory. My mom has always been there for me, no matter how down I was, or no matter how bad I behaved, she has always given 100% of herself to her children. I know I speak for them when I say that. Mom, I love you with all my heart, and today, on your birthday, I wish I was rich, so I could give you whatever material thing you wanted! Since I can’t I hope that the knowledge that your son loves you with all of his heart, and will always love you and dad! Thank you for every little thing you did, from putting up with me, to spanking me, to praising me, thank you for all of it! I would not be the person I am today without you! I love you both, and a very happy birthday to you!!!