This is a rough one to write. My Mom passed away last week. She was a force to be reckoned with. She really was. She was strong, independent and spunky. She had a real zest, but you didn't want to get on her bad side. She was fun, full of life and laughed a lot. She loved to travel and went all over the world, leaving footprints of a bold and spirited woman. She looked forward to spending winters in Mexico with her husband and friends getting tanned and hanging on the beach.
I thought nothing could bring her down, but this year cancer struck and she fought as hard as she could. My Mom and I didn't always see eye to eye, but she shaped much of the person I am today. One of the biggest things she taught me was to always go for it! Take a chance, don't regret anything and just do it! She believed in living with gusto and Mom I will keep doing that. Love you and miss you.