I find that each time I see my mother, it becomes a little bit clearer to me just how lovely she is. As time goes by, my appreciation for all that she stands for grows stronger and stronger... Every moment that I spend with her is another reason why I hope to one day resemble her from the inside out. And the older I get, the better I recognize all of the sweet (and sometimes not so sweet) similarities that our two souls share.  

It's a beautiful thing.

Painting by Andrea Burden.