Today, in the Catholic world, it is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary into heaven.  So today I am grateful for my mother who, along with my father, did an incredible job of raising me and my siblings.  My mother, who at the age of 83, is still an incredible dynamo of a person.  She has not really slowed down; she is always available for her friends and neighbors.  She is currently living in Nicaragua, by her self, teaching English as a Second Language to adult students.  She is not perfect, none of us are, but if you need a friend or just a hand to hold, she is the best!

To all of the mothers of the world…..I am grateful.