Hello Fellow Page-Turners,
I just want to wish all you mothers out there a very Happy Mother's Day. Very few people have had the impact on my life that my mother has had. She is my best friend, my hero, my role-model, my everything.
Without her I would be so lost and so directionless. She taught me everything I know and I love her so much. I know that oftentimes in our society mothers don't get the credit they deserve, so to all you mothers out there know that you are loved and appreciated.
Also to all you women who haven't married, thanks for your influence too. I have been privileged to interact with older sisters in their eighties who never married and they were like grandmothers to me. They taught me how to sing, they taught me how to sit quietly in an audience (or at least tried too... :) ), they taught me about poise and grace.
They taught me so much. So to all you women out there you are loved and appreciated. Thanks for all you do. You are loved and appreciated. My Italian is still rough but I think it's Giorno Felice Madre in Italian. To those who speak Italian, sorry if I butchered that.