I never realized how being a mother would change my life so much for the better. My mother made it seem so natural and when I had my daughter, I couldn’t imagine my life without her today. The friendship and bond that I have, and which continues to evolve, with my now adult daughter, is one of my most valued and important relationships. Watching her grow from a small child, to a teenager, graduate from college, and be off in the workforce was an amazing evolution. Today, she is off on her own, buying her first home and owning her future. As a mother, I cannot be more proud and feel more blessed.