For mom with love
April 7 is Mom’s birthday. As we are planning to celebrate this coming weekend, she is heavily on my mind. I have mentioned my mother in this column before, but I want to mention her again. My mom is a beautiful, smart lady. She helps me come up with ideas whether it be for this column or designing a cake. She is also quick to offer to help if I need it. She is good to listen and will offer advice if needed. She is a fount of medical knowledge for which I am forever grateful. She is a woman of faith and has a lovely soul. She was chauffeur and nursemaid and teacher and so much more. We used to get up early for the holidays to put my hair up in crazy shapes and she never complained about doing it. From the way she lost her parents and brother and losing her son and now her husband, the fact that Mom gets out of bed every day is an awe-inspiring testament to her inner strength.