I wish I could put into words just how lucky I feel to have my Mom as a mom. I probably can't, but I'm going to try anyway.

My Mom is a constant reminder of what it is to be a sincere, genuine, caring, giving, selfless person. Each day, she does her best to make the world around her a better place.

And when I think about all the things I put her and my Dad through, I just shake my head. I know she'll say it's all part of being a parent, but I want her to know just how much I appreciate all her patience and wisdom over the years.

And now as an adult, I appreciate it all so much more. My Mom and Dad just celebrated their wedding anniversary, and I just love to see how much they enjoy being with each other.

So Mom, I just wanted to say a humble thank you for all you do and have done, and will do. You are a wonderful role model and a great Mom. Like I said, my words will never be enough, but I tried. Happy Mother's Day! I love you!

Love, Lou