Mother . . . we all had one. Mothers vary in shape, size, age, and race. Some are shy. Some are exuberant. She was the one who gave us physical birth or adopted us. Perhaps the woman who acted in the role of a mother figure in your life is the one you really view as your mom. Whoever she is/was, she is one of the most significant persons in our life.
I never fully appreciated my mother until I became a mother myself. Mother has been in heaven almost two years . . . I still miss her. She shaped me. She loved me. She sacrificed for me. She believed in me. She was my champion. I will always be grateful for the privilege of being her daughter.