She raised 2 children, opened our home to foster children, foreign exchange students and family members. She worked as a teacher for 38 years, volunteered her time as a Sunday school teacher, confirmation teacher and spending time with the elderly at the local nursing home. Since moving to Florida she continues volunteering her time to help others. She volunteers in the children’s department of the local library and volunteers as a reading mentor to elementary school children. In addition, this year when we switched Addison to a new school and she was missing her friends my Mom began volunteering in her classroom. She has never met a stranger, she has approached everything with grace and style and she is the true embodiment of a strong, beautiful woman. I am blessed to have you as a role model. Happy Birthday, Mom!