This is my mom:
Following closely on the heels of looking like my mom is the statement that I am just like my mom. Never was meaning of that statement made more clear to me than when I saw this picture during the holidays.
My mom is the greatest combination of beauty/strength, and Grace/Power. She would give a total stranger the shirt off her back, but mess with her family and she'll knock you into next week. To be compared to her on any level is a great compliment. So for those who have made that comparison, I give you a heart felt thank you. You have done more for my self esteem than any pant size.