Another year has rolled around and it will be Mother’s Day on May 10. It’s sad considering the current pandemic situation we find ourselves in, this year’s celebration will be a little different. There will be no face-to-face meetings. There will be no warm hugs. Nonetheless, it’s certainly a day worth celebrating. I’m so grateful I still have my mom. She will be 85 on May 22, a huge milestone in my book. I’ve been blessed to have her for so many years and, God willing, many more years to come. When I was little, I didn’t appreciate my mother as I do now because she was one tough lady. She was hard on all of us kids. But she’s a tremendously strong woman who raised strong children. She gave me the training and led by example on how to be a strong woman and also how to be a tough mother. None of my children have a criminal record -- and I have her to thank for that! So, mom, here’s to you on your day! I am truly grateful for everything you’ve done for me. I’ll bring you your gift and talk to you through the door for a while so I can at least see you and let you know I love you more than words can express. I’ll miss the hug and face-to-face visit, but giving up those this year is a small price to pay to keep you safe and celebrate with you again next year.