This isn't the best photo, but it has a great story. It's from a family trip we took to Costa Rica to visit my studying-abroad sister. My mom went on a day hike with us in the rain forest when we were staying at a really nice lodge in Corcovado (aka: the Jungle of Malicious and Poisonous Beings). We saw all kinds of animals and swam in the river. What a memorable trip!
All of this segways into a few notes of appreciation for my mom. She's the most humble, tough, selfless and hard working person I know. She deserves a lot of praise!
And she's not just a great mom, but she's also a fascinating person. She overcame some pretty serious illness and disability as a child. Worked in Ethiopia for the Peace Corps. Taught herself to be an award-winning filmmaker. Raised six kids, including two sets of twins.
I can't even imagine doing everything she does professionally and also gardening, making my dad breakfast in bed every day, volunteering, hosting parties, sending care packages, advising friends and caring for one nutter of a border collie. I get tired just thinking about it!
Happy Mother's Day!