I am now 80, and I want to tell you how much I appreciate so many things that you taught me through your words and example.
I thought I had missed out on something when you worked outside the home when it was not fashionable nor even in most people's lexicon of possibility. I thought I had missed out when things were not as neat and tidy in our apartment as in the homes of my friends.
Life has shown me that you gave me the important things when you made me secure in the knowledge that you thought I was intelligent and attractive and sure to be successful. You were always honest with me, and never talked down to me.
You talked about the challenges of poverty and the value of honest work. Now that times are tough for so many, your pointers on economy become very clearly understandable. So many things you said have taken new meaning over the years.
Thank you beautiful mom, thank you for your gift of love.
P.S. Happy Mother's Day!