To my beautiful mama on her 60th birthday – you are the most caring, loving person I know. The first person I want to talk to when I have a problem, because you know just what to say to put everything into perspective. You are such genuinely good person, a great friend, and such a wonderful partner to dad. I admire your patience, your optimism, and your ability to see the good in everyone – all qualities I WISH I could have more of!
Practically perfect in every way, you have always been the standard that Elissa and I hold ourselves to (I know… I dangled my participles… twice now).
I am so proud to call you my mom.
To a lovely birthday today, and another wonderful year.