Today is my mom’s birthday, and it’s made all the more poignant because my assistant’s mother passed away last weekend. I am truly so grateful to have my mom in my life. She’s always there for me, no matter what – to offer advice, assistance, or just to talk about what’s going on in our lives. She’s also super smart and talented, and an amazing high school French teacher. She has definitely inspired me throughout my life, and I feel so blessed to have her as my mother. I love you, mom.