There's a song I. and G. sing that they learned in Church. It has a line that says "God gave us families to help us become what he wants us to be." I would not be the person I am now without my children. It has forced me to make changes that I wouldn't naturally do by myself - but changes that are necessary to become a better person. I'm extremely blessed to have my children, to be their mother - and I tell them that often. This is a great day.
I'm grateful for my mother. Without getting too sappy and making serious things seem superficial, I can't imagine who I would be without her.