I like the sound of a lot of "M" words like: monkey, marathon and milestone. But no "M" word means more to me than "MOM". I think I won the mom lottery. She encouraged my imagination. We played "beach party" spreading beach towels in front of a sunny window and pretending to sunbathe. We wrote silly stories together. Sometimes we laughed more than we wrote. We painted together. We worked in the garden together. Actually, we did almost everything together. I was too shy to take an ice skating class by myself so I begged her to take it with me. She did. She did so much for me, and she still does. She would drop everything to come help any of her 3 kids. She taught me how to be a good mom by being a good one herself. Thanks Mom.