If you have someone in your life who you know gives you unconditional love, you are extremely fortunate. I have several such people and I am eternally grateful! I think we sometimes take such people for granted. However, my mother was such a person in my life. She was a quiet, humble but proud woman. When I think back, she quietly gave me my confidence in life to be who I am, no matter what others thought of me. She made me feel like I could take chances, be creative, and secure. If something went wrong, I knew I could run to her and she’d be there with open arms. I learned so very much from her. I hope to be that person, not only for my family but for all whom I meet.