My mom is my hero any my best friend.
Without her, I obviously wouldn't be here—but beyond that, I wouldn't be half the woman I am today. I wouldn't know that cornbread is best made with intact kernels in it, or that Stove Top stuffing isn't only for Thanksgiving (though it is certainly for Thanksgiving). Without her there would have been no "What's Happening??" or "Kate & Alley" in our house, and my sister and brother wouldn't have always worn matching homemade plaid outfits. I wouldn't love the Flashdance soundtrack as much as I do. And ambrosia salad? I have to thank my mother for ambrosia salad. That stuff. For real.
Thanks, Mom. Now only are you the best, but you're also mine. My mom. I couldn't be gladder, or more thankful.
Happy Mother's Day.