As you know, Mother's Day was yesterday. I am so glad that I got to spend it with my mother. I never thought there could be anything worse than hearing you had breast cancer. But, I was wrong. Last month I found out my mother had cancer, marginal zone lymphoma to be exact. She has started treatment and has been doing well. This Mother's Day was a little extra special. She really is my favorite person and my best friend. She has always been there for me and I couldn't imagine life without her. This article is dedicated to her. Here are ten reasons I'm thankful for my mom

Her unwavering faith. She never gave up on us even through the hard times and she has always been there for me.
Her discipline and strong character. She has always been dedicated to her family. She is a great role model.
Her patience. I wish I could be as patient as her.
Her laughter. She has a great sense of humor and a special way about her.
For reading to me. She always emphasized getting a good education. If it weren't for her I probably wouldn't have my Master's degree.
For driving me to swimming lessons. She always said exercise was important. I totally agree, it's not just good for you physically but it's good for you mentally.
She taught me to work hard for what I wanted. This is probably why I have such a strong work ethic.
Her eternal optimism. This has been especially helpful being self-employed.
She taught me to stand up for myself. She did this by standing up for herself, as well.
She stood by my side when I had breast cancer. This was one of the worst times in my life and she was there for me. Her smiling face really made it better.
Being a mom is a full time job, and you don't get paid overtime. But, yet my mom really wanted to be a mom. I believe every person comes into your life for a reason. My mom came into my life to teach me and guide me. If you haven't already, tell your mom ten things you appreciate about her.

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