The first mother's day without my amazing mom and although it is devastating and sad, I can't help but celebrate the beautiful woman she was to all that knew her. Her quirky ways to enjoy her food continue to make us smile. Her "darlings", and her emoji's, her texts that made no sense and her endless energy are the things that we loved the most. Those of us that loved her for who she was, honor her memory by knowing her value...a value beyond money and things, a value determined by love, and a value that sustains us with the truth. My mom gave of herself in a deep and a profound way. We all miss her tremendously, and this mother's day will be a hard one. But my grandma always said, "everyday is mother's day"....we love and miss you everyday, mom.