To my hero,

Every year May rolls around and every year we seem to get busier. Travel, graduations, birthdays, work. Every year, I think about how you managed to do everything.

You managed to work full time and still volunteer in our school, drive us to karate, soccer, scouts, dance, art classes.

You managed to attend every single competition, art show, school, play, PTO meeting and still you were always your own person.

I don’t know many people, let alone moms, who produced a television show, who wrote a book, who went back to school and earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering while still maintaining all the responsibilities of adult life.

Every year I get busier and I try to imagine what it’s like to raise two children, to work full-time and still have time for a bath, or to read or to do one of the thousands of projects I watched you commit to growing up.

I love how you made our house a safe place to come home to after a rough day at school or how you would leave us notes in the morning before going to work at 4:30 AM. Even know you know all my friends, where they are from, and how we know each other.

You’re my hero and my inspiration. You’ve taught me so many lessons growing up but probably the most important was to do what you love, and then share the things that you love with the people around you.

I love how we can hang out for a few hours or two weeks traveling and it’s always an amazing time.

You have always amazed and inspired me to explore what I love and I am so grateful for that. I hope you have a wonderful mother’s day.