You only meet someone like my mom once in a lifetime. It was an honor to be called one of her daughters. She devoted her life to God, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a friend, prayer partner, and confidant to so many people. She lived her life as an inspiration to everyone around her. She was amazing to watch as she was so very vibrant and inspiring; she cherished everyday God had given her. Mom always reminded us that this life is only for a short time, and that we will all be going to our Home on High, as God intended. The Lord chose to take mom home this Christmas Day, December 25, 2008, she was a wonderful gift God gave to us for just a little while, and now it was so fitting that He wanted to give her to Jesus on His birthday as a gift this Christmas. I know she is in a better place now and watching over us all. Mom you will always be cherished, just as you cherished us all. You are truly one of a kind and could never be replaced. I love you mom.