Happy birthday to the woman who has played a major factor in molding me to the person I have become. Even though it has taken me years to catch on…you have been right all along. I have been striving to be a fraction of the mother you have been to me & seem to always fail in comparison. I can only hope that I am creating positive memories in my children’s lives as you have in mine. Having children of my own has given me such a deep & indescribable appreciation for what you did for me to raise me & my 5 siblings the best you could with what you had. ‘Thank you’ just doesn’t seem to be enough so I hope that the tears shed whenever I think about the sacrifice, love, compassion & prayers you gave & continue to give will be able to express my gratitude & love in return. Your strength & faith continues to amaze me & give me hope. And not to mention, you’ve restored my belief in miracles! I wish you many more years to come & may you continue to keep defying the odds. Loving you always!