Now, my mom and I don't always get along, but I can honestly say that she has been a great mother to me. Unusually supportive, and generally very wise as well, she's been a great constant in my daily struggle to simply get through one day to the next. We aren't always on the same page concerning a great many issues, and sometimes I don't even think we're reading the same book, but she has done the best she can in raising me, and then some. I hope that she pulls through this all right, and continues on with her dream of starting her own jewelry line; she already has some pieces made and has received many complements on them.
On a side note, my sister is getting initiated into her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta this weekend, and my mom is looking for a leather/suede/glass rose for her (something that won't die or fade.) If anyone knows how to get ahold of one in the Kansas City area before Friday, please comment?