My mom would have been 70 today. We started out in the world just her and I. She was a teenage mom enduring the scorn and shame of those days. Mom protected me from that. I think that is where her fierce love began and extended to all her children and grandchildren. Our gift from her was knowing we were loved. She said it and showed it. It remains in our hearts for all of our days. Thank-you Mom for such a beautiful gift. I miss you everyday.