My mother was a proud woman, she was stubborn, insightful, and at times a little nuts and a pain in my ass. She was bright, and impulsive. She was my best friend and my worst enemy. Our relationship was complicated and at times strained. I got all of the above good and bad from her. Mostly she taught me that through everything to be the strongest person you can be. She was the strongest woman I knew. Mom, you were there when I entered this world kicking and screaming and it was a privilege to be with you when you left this world with peaceful grace. I will miss you and who you were to me. I love you always. RIP.