When I was young, home was by my Mother's side. I was her girl and she always took care of me. When I moved a half an hour away to go to college, I cried all the way there. How could a place be home if my Mother wasn't there? Those years on my own were fun, but something was missing. Nowhere felt quite like home. I searched and searched and shortly after graduating, I found my husband Sheldon and my stepson Elijah. This feels more like it! I'm close! And then a little over a year ago I gave birth to my daughter Fiona.

I found home again.

Thank you, Mom, for showing me what home feels like. Without you, I wouldn't have known what I was looking for. It is by your example that I've been able to find the profound happiness I feel in being a wife and mother.