19 years have past, almost half of my life, since I have been able to share life or make memories with my mom. She was a great example of dedication, sacrifice, perseverance and love. I wish could have argued over Wedding details…she could have advised me on parenting dilemmas…encouraged me when it felt like I could do nothing right. I wish she could have held Gideon…watched Emme take her first steps…been there for the little things that seemed so big. I wish she could have know what a great husband I would marry or meet the great kids that call me mom. I wish I could tell her she did a great job showing me love and teaching me how to love. I hope she knew how much I love her…how thankful I am for the sacrifices she made for me…how lucky I am to be able to call her mom.