I don't know if my mom realizes this yet, but she's become the glue that holds our family together. I love to give her a hard time because of all the get-togethers she's been "putting together" lately, but really, she's helped us all bond in a way only she could make happen.
The thing she's become an expert at is celebrating life and each other.
Our family is pretty big, but she's made sure that we are each celebrated for our accomplishments, and on our special days. She wants us to know just how much we are loved, and how important we are to the family.